CARICOM Secretariat - CARIFORUM DG - ACP-EU parliamentary assembly should address EU's differentiation policies Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 February 2013 12:51

CARIFORUM DG: ACP-EU parliamentary assembly should address EU’s differentiation policies 

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)  Caribbean parliamentarians must utilise the opportunity of the 9th Regional Meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) to join with Caribbean leaders in taking a strong stand against the EU’s approach to differentiation. 

The EU has indicated that it will apply the principle of differentiation to the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) National Indicative Programmes (NIPs), with the resultant effect that the majority of NIPs in the Caribbean Region will be cut. Such action is regrettable. 

The Director-General of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) Directorate in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Mr Ivan Ogando Lora, expressed this view en route to the JPA, which will be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 14-16 February, 2013.

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