EU/African, Caribbean and Pacific partnership: renewing the vows
MEPs are to quiz the Commission and the Council on how to update the EU partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP), which ends in 2020.
Ahead of negotiations for a renewed partnership between the EU and the 78 Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) group of states, which are to start in August 2018, MEPs will discuss priorities for a future partnership agreement, such as migration, political dialogue, human rights and governance, in a debate on Wednesday, and vote on them on Thursday.
The partnership’s founding treaty, the Cotonou Agreement expires in February 2020. Renewal talks must start no later than August 2018.
The 35th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, gathering the representatives of the 78 ACP states and their 78 European Parliament counterparts, will take place from 18 to 20 June 2018 in the European Parliament, in Brussels.
Procedure: Oral question with debate
Debate: Wednesday, 13 June
Vote: Thursday, 14 June