At the 34th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly
(JPA), which brought together African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and European Union (EU) countries, MEPs discussed the negative and short-term effects of mass tourism with Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD.
Member for Parliament for Mochudi West, Mr Gilbert Mangole and Member of Parliament for Takatokwane, Mr Ngaka Ngaka to attend the 48th session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Parliamentary Assembly and the 34th session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific-Europe Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly
(ACP-EU JPA) scheduled for December 13-19 in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
BRUSSELS, Feb 18 (KUNA) -- Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from the Tunisian Assembly held the constituent meeting of the EU-Tunisia Joint Parliamentary Assembly
in Brussels Thursday and welcomed the democratic transition in Tunisia but underlined its fragility.
Speakers of 42 Parliaments or their representatives, as well as Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, and Miguel Angel Martinez Martinez, Vice Chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
, attended the Conference.
A statement received in Accra said the report "Spotlight on EU Policy Coherence for Development" was launched in Lome, Togo, to coincide with the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
where African, European, Caribbean and Pacific decision-makers meet twice a year as part of the Cotonou Agreement.
Speaking at the ACPEU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
in Brussels recently, SWAPO MP, Petrus van der Walt, said it is true that negotiations are going at a slow pace but that it is indeed officials from the European Commission who take up to six months or a year to reply to concerns.
Meanwhile, the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
takes the view that the results announced by the Constitutional Council are "contrary to the will expressed by the people of Cote d'Ivoire through an election" and refuses to recognise them.
As the CRG leader, Olivier Bancoult, said in an address to the joint parliamentary session of the July EU-ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly
meeting in the Seychelles: 'We are all for protecting the land and the marine environment, but not at the cost of our right to return.
She was replaced last month and appointed Minister of State with responsibility for Africa, the Caribbean, Central America and the UN, filling a post left vacant after the resignation of Lord Malloch Brown, having cemented her reputation as an expert on the regions during her time as a Member of the European Parliament and as co-president of the African, Caribbean and Pacific-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
MEPs taking part in the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
will not be pleased to note that their meetings account for 90% of "external transportation byaair".
But Mrs Kinnock, 63, rebutted the allegations, telling Wales on Sunday that the trip was an essential part of her work as co-chair of the European Union African Caribbean Pacific Joint Parliamentary Assembly
Glenys Kinnock is MEP for Wales and Co-President of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States/EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly