Editorial

Volume
10,
Number
8
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4 November 2011
4 November 2011
Last month the European Commission issued a proposal to the Council and the European Parliament stating that it was intending to withdraw DFQF market access to ACP countries that had not taken the necessary steps toward ratifying or implementing their interim EPA. In this issue of TNI, Lorand...
4 November 2011
The European Commission proposes a new partnership between Europe and the farmers The European Commission proposed on 12 October 2011 its plans to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013. The purposes of the draft proposal are to strengthen the competitiveness and the sustainability...
4 November 2011
On 30 September 2011 the European Commission issued a proposal to withdraw 18 ACP countries from the list of beneficiaries of preferences under Regulation 1528/2007 as of 1 January 2014. (1) This proposal is based on a provision in the Regulation permitting withdrawal of any ACP country that does...
4 November 2011
Almost twelve million people are in desperate need of food in the Horn of Africa. The severe drought has undoubtedly led to the huge scale of this disaster, but this is not, at its root, an issue of weather. This drought has only come on top of a deeper crisis of poverty, conflict and...
4 November 2011
The Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (UN LDC IV) concluded on 13 May 2011. The governments, international agencies and civil society representatives gathered in Istanbul, Turkey and adopted the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) setting out a strategy in favour of...
4 November 2011
The much awaited Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (UN LDC IV) concluded on 13 May 2011 after an eventful five-day summit in Istanbul, Turkey. Once again promises have been made and modalities have been proposed to address the development challenges of the LDCs...
4 November 2011
Despite the pessimism that reigns in many high-income economies since the financial meltdown of 2008-2009, for most of the developing world the outlook is much rosier. In a dramatic turnaround in their fortunes after the debt-crisis of the 1980s and the financial turmoil of the 1990s, for the first...
4 November 2011
Over the last decade, China's economic engagement with Africa has grown exponentially. Trade between China and Africa reached $129 billion in 2010. New models of bilateral cooperation have emerged. Among others, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) is supporting the development of six official...
4 November 2011
This article summarises a research project undertaken by One World Action (OWA) and the Commonwealth Secretariat which develops a gender-aware economy-wide framework to assess the distributional effects of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). For each country analysed, the approach involves...
4 November 2011
The problem of ‘too many boats chasing too few fish' The recent 2010 statistics by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) demonstrates that 88 percent of commercially valuable fish stocks are now either fully exploited, overexploited or depleted (1). ‘Overcapacity' and ‘overfishing' are...
4 November 2011
Road to Ministerial appears murky as WTO members explore options Delegations are pushing to finalise items for inclusion on the ministerial agenda before 2 November deadline. Meanwhile, members are also exploring the option of an "early harvest" for some Doha items in an effort to move past the...
4 November 2011
ACP regional organisations discuss EPAs Heads of ACP regional organisations and Chief Regional EPA Negotiators met in Brussels from 16-20 October. Most regions reportedly reaffirmed their commitment to concluding a development friendly EPA, but noted that many unresolved issues remain. Lorand...
4 November 2011
November 3-4 / G20 Summit, Cannes, France 7-11/ EU-West Africa technical level negotiating round, Accra, Ghana 14-18/ EU-SADC EPA technical and senior officials negotiations, Maseru, Lesotho 14-18/ EU- Central Africa technical meeting, Brussels, Belgium 21-23/ 22nd session of the ACP-EU Joint...
4 November 2011
November 1 + 3 Trade Policy Review Body - Cambodia 3 Council for Trade in Services 3-4 G20 Summit, Cannes France 10 - 11 Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade 15 Committee on Trade and Development 17 - 18 Committee on Agriculture 21 Dispute Settlement Body December 1 - 2 General Council 15 - 17...
4 November 2011
DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2004/109/EC on the harmonisation of transparency requirements in relation to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market and Commission Directive 2007/14/EC, European Commission,...