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- Minister of Employment and Rehabilitation meets with head of IOM
- Ministry of Economy and Industry lifts subsidy for Kerosene for commercial and industrial use
- Food & Drug Control centre convenes workshop on improving olive oil quality
- GNA Minister of Economy Discuss Economic Reform With Deputy head of UN Mission in Libya
- Italian Embassy Calls for Immediate Cessation of Combat Operations in Tripoli
Africa’s development holds both great promise and great challenges. Economic growth has been solid in recent years but the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and terrorism concerns have threatened to unravel progress. MEPs will discuss these and other urgent issues at a meeting with parliamentarians from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries that formally opens in Strasbourg on 1 December.
The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly lasts until 3 December and will bring together representatives of the European Parliament and parliamentarians from 78 African, Carribbean and Pacific states. All these countries have historic ties with Europe and are party to the Cotonou Agreement which aims to promote poverty reduction and sustainable development.
In addition to the Ebola outbreak and terrorist threats in Africa, other topics to be discussed include the needs of small island developing states, malnutrition and the future of the Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has been threatened by rebel groups and oil exploration.
Click on the links on the right to watch the debates live and to find out more about the Joint Assembly.