Europe's changing relationship with the Caribbean | Business | Jamaica Gleaner
Unfortunately, investor confidence is not likely to be encouraged by the ongoing debate that bodes ill for future projects now on the drawing. The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is an integrated The Act, which establishes the platform for future US/Caribbean relations, calls for a. So, CARICOM is seeking to implement the CSME but with a ramshackle to Review Jamaica's Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM analysis and its gaze into the future of the regional integration movement.
For the many in Brussels who make or introduce policy towards other parts of the world, there is little awareness of the detail of the painstakingly negotiated treaties or transitional trade arrangements that the Caribbean and the ACP have laboured over. Historic Instead, the closeness has been lost and those from European nations with no historic ties pick apart the words and diminish their original intent.
What is clear is that a Europe of 27 nations now sees the world very differently to the former colonising powers, whose outlook too has changed. Instead of a mutual belief in interdependence and a shared economic and political history, and despite the recently agreed Joint Caribbean EU Partnership Strategy, the Caribbean has become for most in Europe relevant only in relation to security, its political voting weight in multilateral institutions, and immigration.
As a consequence, there is little likelihood of a change in Europe's approach to differentiation. To make matters worse, the signs are that all development assistance will suffer following an agreement to reduce Europe's overall budget.
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One by-product is that the development budget will be significantly reduced with cuts to the European Development Fund of What this is likely to mean, if the European Parliament accepts the reduced EU budget, which is far from certain, is that the countries and regions that will feel this most will be middle-ranking economies such as those in the Caribbean.
If the region is to respond politically, as the two prime ministers imply, then it needs to be clear as to how it is going to do so. It needs to start to frame the language of a relationship that is different. It needs to determine when and where it will withhold votes or support and consider how best to rebalance its future needs through support from newer partners.
None of this should be taken as meaning the Caribbean is blameless in its relationship with Europe, but rather to say that Europe and the Caribbean may be reaching the point at which their common history may start to diverge. As Sir Ron Sanders pointed out in a recent lecture in London on the Commonwealth and China, much of the value in relationships comes down to shared values and behaviour.
If in a Caribbean context, Europe, and in particular its bureaucrats in Brussels, are unable to demonstrate in practical terms that they wish to engage with and support the Caribbean, the region will go elsewhere, learn metaphorically and actually a new language, and the EU's Caribbean policy will, over time, become an irrelevance. David Jessop is director of the Caribbean Council.
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Europe's changing relationship with the Caribbean
The time is especially favourable to focus on the creation of the highly vaunted "Logistics Hub", that probably would run beyond 48 months before it is activated, that in terms of "Jamaica Time" is still elastic. Questions on the Logistics Hub will surely arise at the COTED meeting next month, and it will be very useful to hear their views on the project.
It is hoped that the Caricom naysayers can now turn their attention to fixing the regional problems that befall us, and focus on production for the betterment of the Jamaican economy.