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Still unique or just one in the crowd?
Karen E. Smith

particular, the African focus grew into the Lomé partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific states. The Community later added countries to its network of relations, but always following the regional approach originally set out in the Yaoundé and Lomé Conventions. Relations with the ACP as a regional grouping thus formed the model for the Community’s relations with other countries. Furthermore, the basic building blocks of the EC–ACP relationship – trade preferences, aid and institutionalised dialogue – were extended, on a more limited basis, to other regions

in EU development cooperation
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Kjell M. Torbiörn

Convention with the European Economic Community to promote development co-operation. The Yaoundé Convention was followed by the signature by seventy countries of the Lomé Convention in 1975. The Lomé Convention has been followed by Lomé II, III and IV, which latter expired in 2000. In the meantime over seventy ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) countries enjoy privileged trade and assistance status with the EU and have concluded a new convention, the Cotonou Agreement, which signifies a reorientation of EU development co-operation policies in the direction of a greater

in Destination Europe
Geoffrey K. Roberts
Patricia Hogwood

Lombardy League [See: Northern Leagues] Lomé Convention Luxembourg compromise Maastricht Treaty mafia Mani pulite (‘clean hands’ operation) maquis Marshall Plan May Events (1968) Médiateur [See: Ombudsman] Mezzogiorno Modell Deutschland (the German model) Mogadishu Affair

in The politics today companion to West European Politics
Knud Erik Jørgensen

Agreement, the regularly up-dated Lomé Conventions (until 1975 called the Yaounde Convention) framed EU relations with the developing world for nearly fifty years, with other policy tools adding to the overall picture (Ravenhill 1985 ; Grilli 1993 ; Cosgrove-Sacks 1999 ). Fourth, a common trade policy has been in place for several decades. It has been tested during various rounds of the General Agreement

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
Impact of structural tensions and thresholds
Eşref Aksu

first Lomé Convention in February 1975, the European Community created what is known today as the ‘African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) states of the EU’, including some 70 southern states. The convention established a close link of development aid between the EU and a great many underdeveloped countries, explicitly responding to the demands by UNCTAD, yet implicitly weakening

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
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Kjell M. Torbiörn

would have been no common external tariff on bananas or other products. Others maintained, however, that the EU must show solidarity to its own producers and to those in the ACP area, whether it be through trade preferences, regional support, the CAP or development assistance through the Lomé Convention, which from 1990 to the year 2000 disbursed some 24 billion ECU to the ACP region. The EU’s fishing policy – ‘Blue Europe’ – shows the risks caused by excessive uniformity vis-à-vis the resource itself. ‘Blue Europe’ is based on the noble EU principle that in a single

in Destination Europe
Richard Parrish

training and sport for people with disabilities. The paper also argued that sport could be integrated into the EU’s wider external relations ‘policy’. In this connection, sport can either be used to put pressure on third countries in the form of sanctions, or be used to help support developing countries. In the case of the latter, the paper sees the Lomé Convention as an appropriate mechanism to achieve this aim. The paper’s conclusion confirms the dual approach embodied in the document. On the one hand the EU, and in particular the Commission, will continue to implement

in Sports law and policy in the European Union