Commissioner Piebalgs in Burkina Faso attends the joint EU-ACP Council and signes the revised Cotonou agreement
"The joint EU-ACP Council represents half of the world and half of global aid. The revised Cotonou Agreement is our common instrument in the fight against poverty. It will help to tackle the challenges of regional integration, climate change and the achievement of the Millennium Development in these countries. If we join our efforts to address common challenges, if we speak together as one, we can make New York and Cancun a success".