Visiting journalists brush up on trade, exchange stories


It’s easy to forget the present-day reach of even the smallest European countries.

But when a journalist visiting Brussels from Suriname starts speaking eloquently – in Dutch, his native language – about European trade policy and what it means for South America, one quickly remembers.

About 30 journalists from African, Caribbean and Pacific Ocean countries visited Brussels to deepen their understanding of trade issues concerning the EU. They met with officials from DG Trade, the WTO, various ambassadors from ACP countries, and NGOs.

These journalists, from as far away as Suriname, the Dominican Republic and Belize, took time over dinner on 15 April to talk to the EJC about their work.