SADC-EU Trade Negotiations

SADC-EU Trade NegotiationsThe challenges of overlapping memberships of regional groupings are coming to the fore as African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries seek a new economic partnership with the European Union (EU). As negotiations for an economic partnership agreement (EPA) swing into gear, regional groupings such as the Southern African

U.N. adopts code of conduct for investments

In April 2006 the United Nations has quietly adopted a code of conduct for businesses worldwide to promote socially responsible investing. The ‘‘Principles for Responsible Investment’‘ provide a framework for avoiding investments in companies with poor records on pollution, labor relations or corporate governance. The voluntary guidelines encourage investors to

EU-Latin America/Caribbean Summit in Vienna

See http://ec.europa.eu/comm/world/lac-vienna/Following the EU-Cariforum summit which took place on 12 May 2006 in the framework of the IV EU-Latin America Summit in Vienna, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced a ‘‘substantial increase’‘ of EU funding for the 10th EDF programme. He also promised an increase in direct EU assistance

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