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African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP)
The European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP countries) enjoy special relations that can be traced back to the Union's beginnings. These political, economic and social relations are to be found mainly in the field of development cooperation.
The Cotonou Agreement signed in 2000, follows on from the previous conventions (Yaoundé, Lomé) and currently provides the general framework for relations between the Union and the 79 ACP countries. This framework is reinforced by regional and national components and supplemented by a financial component represented mainly by the European Development Fund (EDF).
- Towards a renewed Africa-EU partnership
- The Africa-EU partnership at work
- From a strategy for Africa to an EU-Africa strategic partnership
- EU-Africa partnership
- EU Strategy for Africa
- Taking EU-Africa dialogue forward
- Economic partnership between Eastern and Southern Africa States
- A regional policy partnership for the Horn of Africa
- Special partnership with Cape Verde
- Cooperation and dialogue between the EU, Africa and China
- Africa and Europe: strengthening transport cooperation
- INSTRUMENTS AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
- Assistance for traditional ACP suppliers of bananas
- Partnership with Africa for the development of the cotton industry
- Partnership agreements with Non-EU Member Countries
- Cooperation with Non-EU Member Countries on nuclear safety
- Cooperation with the African Centre for Study and Research on Terrorism
- Cooperation with ACP States involved in armed conflicts