• CARIFORUM/CARICOM Secretary-General, EU Commissioner For Development And Humanitarian Aid Sign €40.5m Financing Agreement

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Secretary General of CARIFORUM/CARICOM His Excellency Edwin Carrington and European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid , Mr. Luis Michel , on Monday, 08 January, 2007 signed a Financing Agreement for a grant of €40.5M to support the Caribbean Region in achieving its objective of regional economic integration and repositioning into the world economy.…

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  • CARIFORUM-EU Principal Negotiators take stock of EPA Negotiations

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – The Fifth Meeting of CARIFORUM-EU Principal Negotiators was convened in Barbados on March 27-28. A Joint Statement (appended to this News Release), which takes stock of the one and a half day encounter, was issued this afternoon at a Joint Press Conference, in which both the CARIFORUM and EU Principal Negotiators participated. The meeting of Principal…

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  • CARIFORUM and European Commission Advance Regional Integration Elements of EPA Negotiations

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – Senior Caribbean and European Commission (EC) officials met in Barbados today, November 12.  The encounter marked the Second Meeting of CARIFORUM-EC Principal Negotiators; the first having been convened in Brussels, July 15, 2004. CARIFORUM officials were led by Ambassador Dr. Richard Bernal, Director General of the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM) and Caribbean Principal Negotiator on…

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  • Caribbean and EU progress in initial phase of EPA negotiations

    Senior EU and Caribbean officials met in Brussels on Thursday 15 July to advance negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement which were launched in April. There was a broad understanding on the scope and priorities of the negotiations, which are aimed at promoting sustainable development in the Caribbean through increased trade, investment and regional integration. Agreement was reached on modalities…

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    The Caribbean Community/CARIFORUM, the Government of Italy and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) signed a US$5 million Food Security Project in Milan on 21 March 2003. The Project is Italy's response to a US$26.2 million programme submitted by CARICOM/CARIFORUM to a Meeting on Food Security at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC in November last year. Food…

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