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EU IS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT CLOSING A DEAL WITH MERCOSUR IN 2015

The ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Uruguay, Juan Fernandez Trigo, told the newspaper El País, on 17/09, that once the EU and Mercosur exchange their offers to open markets, the negotiations will be fast and the Free Trade Agreement will be completed in 2015. The ambassador hosted the event “European vehicles dress Uruguayan

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Former Vice-President of the EC and MEP Viviane Reding joins EUBrasil

MEP Viviane Reding, former Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship of the European Union between 2010 and 2014, is the newest member of the group of parliamentarians who are part of the Association. With the addition of Ms Reding, EUBrasil now has 16 members of the European Parliament.

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Work in progress: what the Parliament will be focussing on the coming months

Back to work after the summer recess, the European Parliament has plenty in its in-tray: climate change, foreign policy, illegal immigration, refugees, the EU’s 2015 budget, scrutinising the new European Commission to be led by Jean-Claude Juncker… Although Juncker is in place as president-elect of the Commission and Federica Mogherini was proposed as the EU’s

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Marina Silva proposes bilateral talks between Brazil and the European Union

Two important developments in Brazil’s presidential campaign are the current focus of discussions. A new poll by the Datafolha institute shows a draw between Marina Silva (PSB) and Dilma Roussef (PT), both with 34% of Brazilian voters’ preferences. On the same day, the Marina campaign released its government program, which could be described as a

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EU has new rules to manage investor-state disputes

The European Union has a new set of rules to manage disputes under investment agreements with its trading partners. This is a building block towards a common EU investment policy, as the new rules create the internal framework for managing future investor-state disputes. Under the Treaty of Lisbon, investment became part of the EU Common

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Special Analysis: Overview of the EU startup environment

EUBrasil publishes an article about the environment of startups within the European Union in the B.BICE+ newsletter, an international consortium funded by the European Commission that intends to enhance cooperation in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation between Europe and Brazil. The article “Overview of the EU startup environment” draws attention to the importance

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Wall Street Journal: What Europe’s Telecom Investors Want

Opinion article published in the Wall Street Journal, written by the president of EUBrasil, who is also chairman of ETNO. By LUIGI GAMBARDELLA A new wave of EU digital policies is about to rise. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president-elect of the European Commission, has put the digital single-market at the top of his list of policy

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Lunch with the General Consul of Belgium in Rio de Janeiro – 19/08/2014 / Brussels

Mr. Bernard Quintin, General Consul of Belgium in Rio de Janeiro, will be in Belgium next week. On this occasion, BRASCAM (Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Belgium-Luxembourg) will receive Mr. Quintin for lunch on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 12h to 14h30. This lunch is open to members and non-members, subject to registration. Date: August 19, 2014,

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Call for B2B Encounters during the B.BICE+ EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation Forum: Open to Brazilian Candidates

The B.BICE+ consortium, partner of EUBrasil, announces that the Call for expression of interest, aimed at identifying Brazilian research and innovation actors that will participate in the B.BICE+ EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation Forum, is now open. The B2B meetings with European agents of innovation will take place in Belém (Brazil) on 23 September, during the  EU-Brazil Technology and

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EUBrasil welcomes two new MEPs: Ana Gomes and Jan Huitema become members

Members of the European Parliament Ana Gomes e Jan Huitema have become this month (July) members of EUBrasil. They are the first MEPs of the eighth term of the European Parliament – May election result – to join the group of parliamentarians associated to EUBrasil. The Association had 34 MEPs, 13 of whom were re-elected

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Brazilian antitrust agency Cade approves AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV ‘without restrictions’

Brazilian newspaper Teletime reports that Brazil’s antitrust regulator the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (or Cade), has approved ‘without restrictions’ US telecoms operator AT&T’s USD48.5 billion takeover of Latin American pay-TV operator DirecTV, which has 18.1 million subscribers across the region. In order to gain regulatory approval for the deal, AT&T needed to relinquish its

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Barroso calls for concluding Mercosur-EU trade deal

BRASILIA (Xinhua) – The president of the European Commission (EC), Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, last Friday (18) called for concluding negotiations and finalizing a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market ( Mercosur). In an address at Brazil’s University of Brasilia, where he was presented with an honorary doctorate,

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European Parliament approves new delegations for relations with Brazil and Mercosur

The names of MEPs to sit in Parliament’s interparliamentary delegations, which maintain relations and exchange information with parliaments in non-EU countries, were approved in a plenary vote on Thursday. For the new legislative term, Parliament will have 44 interparliamentary delegations, including a new one for relations with Brazil, as well as the one to Mercosur.

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Parliament elects Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission President

With 422 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker in a secret ballot on 15 July as President of the new European Commission to take office on 1 November 2014 for a five year term. The minimum number of votes required was 376. For the first time in the history of the EU,

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EUBrasil closes partnership with consortium B.BICE+

The EUBrasil Association reached an agreement in July with B.BICE+, the international cooperation project of the European Commission that aims to support dialogues in science, technology and innovation between Brazil and the European Union. The two institutions believe they can work together in cooperative action to build a better Brazil-EU relationship. The partnership with B.BICE+

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Members elect chairs and vice-chairs of parliamentary committees

After the election of a President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors of the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week, parliamentary committees convened on Monday in Brussels to elect chairpersons and their deputies for next two and a half years. Legislative work of the European Parliament is done in 20 standing committees and two sub-committees. Each committee elects

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Chamber of Commerce of Brazil in France – Lunch debate with Luciano Coutinho, president of BNDES

The Chamber of Commerce of Brazil in France invites for the Lunch debate with Luciano Coutinho, president of BNDES Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1 PM Hotel George V 31 Avenue George V – 75008 Paris BNDES is the main public funding organization for investment in Brazil, both for public programs and for projects led

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EU asks WTO to rule on Russian pork import restrictions

The EU requested the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva to rule over a dispute concerning the Russian ban on imports of pigs and their genetic material, fresh pork and certain other pig products from the EU, purportedly because of a limited number of cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in certain areas of Lithuania

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EUBrasil congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker for his nomination as European Commission president

EUBrasil Association, the largest EU-Brazil networking platform in Europe, warmly congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker for his nomination as the next European Commission’s president. Jean-Claude Juncker, former Luxembourg Prime Minister, has been nominated by the European Council in a meeting in Brussels this Friday (June 27). EUBrasil is confident that this new phase in European leadership will

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Agreement between Mercosur and the EU: probably not this year

The Brazilian government is no more waiting to close within this year a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union (EU). According to the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo, the resistance of the Europeans, the change of command in the European bloc and the Brazilian presidential elections in October would have slowed

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The Port of Rotterdam will be founder-partner of what could become the largest private port in Brazil

The port of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, will be the partner of what could become the largest private port in Brazil, according to a report published by the Brazilian newspaper “Valor Econômico”. The Central Port of President Kennedy will be built on the south coast of the Espírito Santo state and will receive investments of

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Environment: € 239 million available in 2014 for project proposals in the EU

The European Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the LIFE funding programme for projects dedicated to environment. The LIFE sub-programme for environment will provide €238.86 million in 2014 to develop and implement innovative ways to respond to environmental challenges across Europe, focusing on the conservation of nature and biodiversity, resource efficiency and

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46% of companies in Brazil plan to increase investments

Brazilian businessmen are promising to invest more in economic powers such as Germany, the UK and Japan, and emerging countries as China and Mexico, despite the pessimism. According to Valor Economico, a Brazilian daily, a survey by Grant Thornton showed that 20% of Brazilian executives expect deteriorating in the local economy over the next 12

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Brazil is the second largest investor in the European Union in 2013

Brazil was the second largest investor in the European Union in 2013, behind only the United States. According to a report released by the Statistics Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from the EU28 (28 countries from the European Union) to the rest of the world reached € 341 billion

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Gianni Pittella, Parliamentary Member of EUBrasil, to be acting European Parliament President until 1 July 2014

Martin Schulz has been elected last June 18th as group leader of the Socialists and Democrats and steps down as European Parliament President.   Under the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure (rule 18), first vice-president Gianni Pittella takes over as acting president of the European Parliament until a new president has been elected. The election of

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ROADSHOW 700MHz 4G spectrum in Brazil, London, 26 June 2014

The Embassy of Brazil n London invites you to attend the roadshow “700MHz 4G AUCTION IN BRAZIL” Thursday 26th June 2014 9.00 AM – Registration and Breakfast 9.30 AM – Opening remarks His Excellency Roberto Jaguaribe, Ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom 9.35 AM – Mr Paulo Bernardo, Minister of Communications 10.15 AM –

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Brazil is an example for Europe in the field of internet user protection, says vice-president of the European Commission

Viviane Reding’s statement was made at EUBrasil’s networking event in Brussels where the head of the Mercosur division’s European External Action Service (EEAS), Adrianus Koetsenruijter, said Mercosur and the European bloc should “exchange engagement rings” now. The vice president of the European Commission (EC) and Commissioner responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding,

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Direct Investment of BRICs in Europe reaches record heights

  Direct Foreign Investment (FDI) in Europe from the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China) reached a record high in 2013. China led among the BRIC countries with the number of investments, with 153 FDI projects and 7,135 jobs being created. Then follow India (103 projects), Russia (44 projects) and Brazil (13 projects). The statistics come

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New European Parliament may be the weakest in recent years

  Andrés Malamud, University of Lisbon   A Parliament made up of 20 members? Such is the Andean Community’s. Each of the four member states sends five MPs to the Parliament’s venue in Bogotá, Colombia. Apart from lacking demographic proportionality, the body falls short of any meaningful competences – whether legislative, economic or political. Compare

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Agreement Mercosur-European Union: not yet

     Pedro da Motta Veiga (CINDES)    Sandra Polónia Rios (CINDES)   In Dilma Rousseff’s Brazil, the trade policy has been almost exclusively shaped by defensive concerns and the negotiated policy dimension has remained in “hibernation mode” in recent years. In this scenario, it is surprising that the negotiations between Mercosur and the European

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European Parliament Elections: Democratic Deficit and Overdose of Demagogy

The white smoke rising from the European Parliament’s chimney signalized the dynamics of the anti-EU and anti-elite forces. The election process confirmed the predictions of a large abstention rate almost everywhere. The 57% of EU citizens who didn’t vote represent, in a certain way, the “lack of ideas party”.   The analysis from Franco Perroni,

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Mercosur-EU agreement needs to be closed within early 2015, says Fiesp

The free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) is an immediate priority of Brazilian foreign policy and must be closed within early 2015, claims the Brazilian trade association for the industries (Fiesp) on the document “Proposals for Industry External Integration”, released this June. The goal of the paper is to present a

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Argentina wants to stop negotiating with the European Union

Argentina would be trying to prevent Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay to negotiate individually a schedule for opening markets with the European Union (EU), within the framework of the free trade agreement with Mercosur. Technicians of the two blocs gathered last March in Brussels did not reach an agreement because of the lack of ambition of

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Business with Brazil – 05.06.14. Meeting between Mr Didier Reynders and the members of Brascam and Beci

Dear members, Dear friends, We have the pleasure to invite you to a meeting with Mr Didier Reynders, Minister of Foreign Affairs – Belgium. After the Belgian elections and a few months before the Presidential elections in Brazil, Mr Reynders will lighten us about the state of bilateral relations between Belgium and Brazil. He will

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EU Member States miss another opportunity to lead on advanced biofuels, says SugarCane

After the stalemate at the December Council where a blocking minority of Member States prevented the adoption of a Council common position on ILUC, Member States’ Permanent Representatives finally agreed on a compromise text proposed by the Greek Presidency after two Ad Hoc Working Party meetings took place in April and May. The compromise text

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EUBrasil launches “Friends of EUBrasil” – a networking event

The EUBrasil Association is to hold its first networking event on June 11th in Bruxelles. “Friends of EUBrasil” will bring together some of the key stakeholders involved in the relationship between Brazil and the European Union (EU). Representatives of the European Institutions, diplomats, business leaders and academics will be present at the event supported by

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EU election: analysts minimize eurosceptic and nationalist rise, reports BBC

Márcia Bizzotto From Brussels to BBC Brasil The European Parliament (EP) elections, held from 22 to 25 May in 28 countries of the European Union (EU), may mark a historic rise of Nationalist and Eurosceptic parties. According to polls, they could reach nearly 30% of the 751 seats in the Parliament. Analysts interviewed by BBC

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European Union holds elections to choose new 751 MEPs

The European Parliament elections start on Thursday (22 May), with the first votes coming from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Until next Sunday (25 May), voters of all 28 Member States of the European Union will elect 751 new europarliamentarians for the legislature 2014-2019. For the first time, the European Parliament will also have

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“Complementarity is key word in EU-Mercosur agriculture negotiations”, says EUBrasil

By Tim Maler, AgraEurope Negotiations between the EU and Mercosur group of Latin American countries on a free trade agreement continue with both sides reportedly optimistic that a deal can be reached in the near future. As Europe takes a pause this week to vote on the composition of the new European Parliament and elect

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EU and Mercosur run to reach an agreement to release 90% of trade

The European Union is holding elections this week-end, which will define the new composition of the European Parliament, as well as the new President of the European Commission. Meanwhile, Brazilian diplomacy is working to complete a proposal for a free trade agreement between EU and Mercosur before June, as reported by the Brazilian website Terra

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Generali holds talks with BTG Pactual on BSI Sale

Assicurazioni Generali SpA said Wednesday, May 14, that it has entered into exclusive talks to sell its Swiss private bank BSI to Banco BTG Pactual. “It’s a strategic investment. If we can come to a conclusion of such an agreement, the BSI will be part of the core business of the BTG “, said the

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Via Sat Brasil books full High Throughput Payload on EUTELSAT 3B satellite for broadband services across Brazil

Paris – Via Sat Brasil announced on May 15 that it has concluded a multi-year contract with Eutelsat do Brasil, the Brazilian affiliate of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) for the entire High Throughput payload on the EUTELSAT 3B satellite that is scheduled for launch on May 26. Working closely with Via Sat Brasil,

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Austerity and crisis steal the spotlight of the EU Commission President TV debate

The EU Commission President TV debate, held on the evening of 15 May and broadcast by Eurovision, had austerity as its central theme, according to news agency Euronews. The five candidates exposed the potential solutions for Europe to recover from the economic crisis and discussed about the negotiations for a free trade agreement with the

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EU sets new limits of cadmium in foods

The European Commission (EC) adopted last May 12th regulation fixing maximum limits for residues of cadmium in chocolates, cocoa-based products and food for infants and young children. The measure follows the scientific notification of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommending to the member countries the reduction of this heavy metal in foods. The European

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Brazilian industry and government are skeptical about agreement EU-Mercosur

Some sectors of the Brazilian industry and government would be skeptical about the conclusion of a free trade agreement between Mercosur and European Union in 2014. The Brazilian financial daily Valor Econômico says that one of the obstacles would be the real capacity of the EU to reach a good offer in the agricultural area,

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European producer asks EU to not resume negotiations with Mercosur

Copa-Cogeca, the European confederation of farmers and agricultural cooperatives, is asking the European Union (EU) to not resume negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement with Mercorsur, unless certain requirements are met by Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. This new mobilisation by the European farmers happens in the midst of signs that negotiations, after years of

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The Brazil Business Summit – The Economist – Paris – 13 May 2014

EUBrasil is one of the partnership of The Brazil Business Summit, organised by The Economist in Paris – 13 May 2014. Since 2010 the Brazilian economy has slowed to about 2% growth per year. Inflation has risen, infrastructure projects have been delayed and in June 2013 mass protests broke out against poor services and corruption.

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Mercosur will close this week an offer to the EU

Mercosur will be ready to exchange tariff-reduction proposals with the European Union until the end of May. The information was given by the Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mauro Borges, last Thursday (May 8th). According to the minister, a meeting will happen on the 12th and 13th of May in Caracas (Venezuela),

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EU and Mercosur can exchange offers until June, says EUBrasil Association

It is possible that the four Mercosur countries can reach a common offer to the European Union (EU) until June and therefore both blocks could exchange offers by the beginning of next month. This would lend continuity to negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Mercosur, says EUBrasil Association president, Luigi Gambardella.

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Mercosul meeting ends without an offer to the EU

The meeting on April 29th between Mercosur partners ended without agreement on the offer for the free trade agreement with the European Union. According to the Brazilian economic daily Valor Econômico, negotiators reported that Argentina has not yet adopted an attitude of openness of the local market compatible with the other partners. It was agreed

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Brazil is the world’s seventh largest economy, reports the World Bank

A World Bank report published on April 30th points Brazil as the world’s seventh largest economy. The study uses the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) criteria, which is considered the best method for economic power comparison, since it adequately reflects the cost of living. The data released by International Comparison Program (ICP) refer to the year

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EU approves € 23 million support to agricultural products in the EU and in third countries

The European Commission has approved 20 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, the grand majority of which will run for a period of three years, is € 46,5 million of which the EU contributes € 23,3 million. The selected programmes cover a

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“TTIP is an agreement among equals”, says the EU Ambassador in the US

The European Union Ambassador in the US, João Vale de Almeida, said to the West Virginia Gazette that the ongoing trade negotiations between the United States and Europe are unlike other trade agreements. He is traveling across the country meeting with local government officials, college professors and business communities to discuss the negotiations regarding the

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Eutelsat concludes deal with EchoStar’s Hughes for High-Throughput Capacity on the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite for broadband in Brazil

Eutelsat do Brasil, the Brazilian affiliate of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announced on April 24th that they have concluded a 15-year contract with Hughes Network Systems do Brasil (Hughes), an EchoStar company, for the entire Ka-band capacity connected to the Brazilian service area on the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite. Slated to be

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NETmundial – 23 and 24 April 2014 – São Paulo, Brazil

EUBrasil and a delegation from ETNO, Europe’s leading trade association have attended the largest telecom operators, are participating in NetMundial, the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance. This event, organised by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee and /1Net, officially took place in 23 and 24 April and brought together approximately 800 participants

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EU-Mercosur agreement would increase trade by € 9 billion a year

Brazilian financial daily Valor Econômico reports on estimates prepared by EUBrasil about gains that could be brought by a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union. A free trade agreement between EU and Mercosur could increase trade between the two blocs by 9 billion euros a year, says the headline. It says that

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NetMundial: “A unique opportunity to deliver on the promise of a global and inclusive Internet governance model”

Uma delegação da ETNO, principal representante comercial das maiores operadoras de telecomunicações da Europa, está participando do NetMundial, o Encontro Multissetorial Global sobre o Futuro da Governança da Internet. O evento, organizado pelo Comitê-Gestor de Internet no Brasil (CGI.br), abre oficialmente hoje e reúne cerca de 800 participantes de todo o mundo de diversos grupos

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EUBrasil is to explore ways to support EU-Mercosur negotiations with business and associations in Brazil

The president of EUBrasil, Luigi Gambardella, is to visit Brazil in the week of April 21 to have a number of meetings and take part in events scheduled with representatives of Brazilian institutions, industry and academy to discuss recent developments in the trade negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur. According to Gambardella, the private

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Mercosur agrees on unified list of offers towards FTA with EU

Brazilian financial daily Valor Econômico reports that Mercosur has finalised its list of commercial offers for the European Union (EU), including the complete elimination of import tariffs for 87% of all products bought from the European bloc. According to the Brazilian minister for Development, Industry and Foreign Commerce, Mauro Borges, the offer could increase and

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Latin America ran trade deficit with Europe in 2013

Numbers published by the Latin Business Chronicle show that Latin America ran a deficit in its commercial transactions with Europe in 2013. Austerity measures in the continent have led to a contraction in demand, while Latin America has continued to buy European goods such as heavy machinery, chemical products and other manufactured goods. More European

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European Union challenges Russian pork ban in the WTO, presenting opportunity for Brazilian producers

The European Union (EU) launched a case against Russia at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Tuesday, contesting the Russian ban on the imports of fresh pork meat and pig products from the bloc. Russia closed its borders to the products in January, after its phytosanitary authorities found traces of African swine fever in samples

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UK and Brazil launch economic agenda

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and the Brazilian Minister of Finance, Guido Mantega, launched on Tuesday, in São Paulo, an “economic and financial dialogue” between their two countries. The dialogue will be a permanent agenda of discussions between the two countries with the aim of strengthening trade opportunities between the Brazil and

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End of access to EU scheme of preferences affects US$5 billion worth of Brazilian exports

Brazilian financial daily Valor Econômico reports that Brazil’s exit from the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) should raise the import tax on products currently making up US$5 billion of Brazil’s total exports. This amount, a figure estimated by the São Paulo State Federation of Industries (Fiesp), is close to 12% of all the

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Experts deeply split on prospects for quick EU-Mercosur free trade deal

The Buenos Aires Herald runs a story today with the opinion of many specialists regarding the possible signing of a free trade deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) after 15 years of negotiations. The experts heard by the paper come from a wide spectrum of Argentine academia and offer interesting opinions on the

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Experts deeply split on prospects for quick EU-Mercosur free trade deal

The Buenos Aires Herald runs a story today with the opinion of many specialists regarding the possible signing of a free trade deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) after 15 years of negotiations. The experts heard by the paper come from a wide spectrum of Argentine academia and offer interesting opinions on the

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European Union launches Sentinel 1a satellite as part of the Copernicus project

The European Commission (EC) announced yesterday the launch of the first satellite dedicated to the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme. The programme, called Copernicus, plans to ensure the observation and monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans and continental surfaces, in addition to providing information that can be used in environmental and security decisions. “The data provided

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Capitanich praises bilateral trade deal with the Brazilian automobile industry

Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised an agreement reached over the weekend during talks with Brazil on Monday, saying that the discussions should reinforce bilateral trade between the two neighbours. He also praised the advancement in discussions towards a “common agenda” that should lead to the final agreement on a trade deal between Mercosur and the

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US subsidies most harmful to domestic agribusiness, says Brazilian agriculture confederation

A study commissioned by CNA shows that soya, corn, cotton, dairy and sugar are among the products most affected. Brazil’s positive performance in the foreign trade of agricultural products over the past few years is being more threatened by the new US Farm Bill than by recent changes in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of

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Argentina completes list of commercial offers with tariff reductions across 90% of products, says Brazilian minister

Brazilian financial daily Valor Econômico reports that Argentina has finalised a list of commercial offers with cuts across 90% of its products, part of an exchange between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) that should pave the way for the reopening of negotiations towards a Free Trade Agreement between the two trading blocs. The Argentinian

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Mercosur and the EU exchange offers within FTA negotiations

Brazilian influential financial daily Valor Economico reports that EU and Mercosur are meeting today in Brussels to compare their offers for a free trade agreement. According to the newspaper, they will not exchange precise figures for liberalisation, but only a general indication of what is being prepared by each partner. Negotiations involve removing or reducing barriers for

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EUBrasil prepares new strategy to increase its dynamism

EUBrasil Association board members will meet in Brussels on Friday, March 21, in order to set out a plan of action for 2014. The Board will evaluate a new project on the adhesion of new members and the entity’s communications strategy. The 2014 plan’s goal will be to dynamise the Association in order to consolidate

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Cristina Fernandez invited to visit Europe and establish a closer dialogue

Source: MercoPress “Tajani told [Cristina] that the EU wishes to open a direct dialogue with Argentina and impressed on her the importance of the country for European investments as well as the importance of historical links” Timerman explained following the meeting between the pair, which was held in the Chilean capital of Santiago. Timerman also

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EUBrasil sees progress in EU/Mercosur negotiations, but believes it is still too soon to predict a date for their conclusion

President Dilma Rousseff’s participation in the VIIth Brazil/EU summit this last Monday in Brussels represented Brazil’s commitment to boost the trade negotiations between Mercosur and the EUropean Union. The president declared several times during her stay in the European capital that “never was this possibility so close, as much on their side, as on the

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7th EU-Brazil Business Summit: taking the strategic partnership one step further

Joint Press Release EuroChambers, Business Europe and CNI Confederação Brasileira da Industria Brussels, 24th February2014 – Following the political Brazil-European Union Summit in Brussels, representatives of European institutions, Brazilian authorities and business leaders gathered to commit to a Plan of Action on Investment and Competitiveness. Resulting from one year of bilateral work between EUROCHAMBRES, BUSINESSEUROPE,

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Source: European Commission – MEMO/14/122   20/02/2014 A strategic partnership The EU-Brazil strategic partnership was established in 2007, in recognition of both sides’ political and economic importance. Regular high level visits, cooperation in a wide range of areas and consultations in the margins of major multilateral events make for dynamic and strong relations. An EU-Brazil

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A surplus of 5.5 bn euro in EU28 trade in goods with Brazil in the first nine months of 2013

EU – Brazil Summit EU28 exports to Brazil increased steadily between 2003 and 2008, before falling in line with the general effects of the financial crisis on EU trade in 2009, and then recovered very strongly to reach new record levels in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Imports also increased steadily until 2008 and then fell

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7th EU-Brazil Summit. A strategic partnership.

Since the establishment of their Strategic Partnership in July 2007 the EU and Brazil have enjoyed a growingly stronger relationship. We have intensified cooperation via high-level political exchanges on issues of common interest concerning our economies, global challenges and on foreign policy positions in the world. In this context, the 7th EU-Brazil Summit will be held

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Eutelsat joins EUBrasil

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces it has joined EUBRASIL, a non-profit-making association promoting dialogue between Brazil and the European Union. EUBRASIL seeks to enhanc bilateral dialogue between Brazil and European Union member countries through a forum assembling interested stakeholders to create a strong network of associations, professionals and experts, and by promoting bilateral

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EU and Brazil to re-launch negotiations on air transport agreement

Officials from the EU and Brazil will meet on 30 and 31 January 2014 in Brazil to resume talks on an ambitious air transport agreement that would open up the EU–Brazil air transport market. The two sides will seek to finalise the agreement in time for the next EU–Brazil summit, to be held on 27

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Brazil can’t be hostage of Argentina or Venezuela in Mercosur/EU trade negotiations

The Brazilian government is determined to advance with negotiations for a trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union even if it means leaving Argentina for a second phase of the process, according to sources from Itamaraty, the country’s foreign ministry, reported in the Rio do Janeiro media. “There is great expectation as to what

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Mercosur/EU with their own problems still don’t have a date to continue negotiations

Mercosur and the European Union continue to work on their tariff reduction proposals list but have no scheduled date for negotiators to meet and advance on a long delayed trade agreement according to Uruguayan diplomatic sources. However what is certain is that when the date is agreed it will be clear if Mercosur consensus proposal

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Uruguay warns trade negotiations with EU could leave “a Mercosur member out”

Uruguayan foreign minister Luis Almagro said it should not come as a surprise if the negotiations for a trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union does not include all four original full members and leaves one out, although the objective is for all members to be part of the accord. “During the coming Mercosur

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Mujica says Mercosur is ‘seriously impaired” and admits resignation in relations with Argentina

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica said that Mercosur is “seriously impaired” but it also has its strong points, and the fact Paraguay resumes full membership is very positive. Mujica was interviewed by a government financed newspaper, La República and again referred to the postponed Mercosur summit and the deteriorated relations with Argentina. “We are seriously impaired

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Mercosur and EU to exchange tariff reduction proposals in early February

Paraguay’s Foreign minister Eladio Loizaga said that at the latest in early February Mercosur and the European Union would be exchanging their tariff reduction proposals for the much delayed free trade agreement. The deadline originally was December but it was delayed on request from Brussels. “If it’s not at the end of January it will

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The delayed Mercosur summit will have to address the EU new foreign aid policy

When Mercosur finally holds its much delayed summit in Venezuela at the end of the month following two postponements (12 December and 17 January), besides its normal agenda of agreements and disagreements, it will have to address a new challenge, this time from the European Union which has redefined its development support policy, leaving all

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EU requests WTO consultations over Brazil’s discriminatory taxes

The EU requested consultations with the Government of Brazil under the dispute settlement provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on tax measures that discriminate against imported goods and provide prohibited support to Brazilian exporters. In recent years, Brazil has increased its use of the tax system in ways which are incompatible with its WTO

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New effort by Brazil to have Mercosur comply with the EU agreed timetable

Brazil trusts Mercosur and the European Union can exchange the proposed tariff lists for a free trade agreement keeping to the original schedule, before the end of the year, according to the country’s foreign ministry. “We are in the final stages of the Mercosur common proposal, all country-members are committed and we trust that the

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Launch of the book “Enhancing the Brazil-EU Strategic Partnership: From the Bilateral and Regional to the Global” – CEPS – Brussels – 3 December 2013

Launch of the book “Enhancing the Brazil-EU Strategic Partnership: From the Bilateral and Regional to the Global”, from the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), with the participation of EuBrasil. The authors are Michael Emerson and Renato Flores with contributions from other authors including some academic members of EUBrasil. More information at the CEPS website.

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Enhancing the Brazil-EU Strategic Partnership – from the bilateral and regional to the global

EUBrasil is pleased to announce its participation at the event “Enhancing the Brazil-EU Strategic Partnership – from the bilateral and regional to the global”, organized by CEPS, The Centre for European Policy Studies. Event Date: Tuesday, 3 December, 2013 – 13:15 – 14:30 Chair: Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS Speakers: H.E. Vera Barrouin

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Events 2009-2013

Events Archive 2009-2013

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Mercosur calls special meeting in November to consolidate trade proposal before the EU

Mercosur will be holding a special meeting of foreign ministers next 15 November in Caracas to consolidate “Mercosur presentation before the European Union”, according to a release from the Argentine Foreign ministry. Foreign ministers from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Venezuela held a meeting in Caracas this week, which also included President Nicolas Maduro, and

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Paraguay will lead Mercosur trade negotiations with the EU next December

The Paraguayan foreign affairs ministry will represent Mercosur next December when the exchange of proposals with the European Union for a long pending free trade agreement, announced Uruguayan president Jose Mujica on Friday following private talks with his visiting peer from Paraguay, Horacio Cartes. “Foreign ministers have agreed that Paraguay will chair Mercosur negotiations with

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UE-Mercosur: déplacement d’un groupe de travail au Brésil du 27 au 31 octobre 2013 présidé par Jean-Pierre Audy (UMP, F, PPE)

La délégation du Parlement européen pour les relations avec les pays du Mercosur enverra un groupe de travail au Brésil du 27 au 31 octobre. Ce déplacement a pour but de discuter de la situation au sein du Mercosur ainsi que de ses relations avec l’Union européenne notamment au travers des négociations actuelles sur un

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Trade agreement with EU “depends on Mercosur” warns top EC official

The conclusion of a trade and cooperation agreement between the European Union and Mercosur ‘only depends on the bloc’ said the European Commission Vice-President for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani. “Mercosur has its problems; we have been discussing the cooperation and trade agreement for over a decade, almost fifteen years and the issue is clearly

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Bye, bye Mercosur: Brazil advances on its own in trade agreement with EU

Mercosur has many internal problems and therefore it is much easier to work with Brazil, said European Commission Vice-President for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani who spent this week two days of negotiations with top officials in Brasilia. “Yes you have Mercosur which longs for trade agreements. But Mercosur has internal problems, and so then

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Brasil sediará conferência mundial sobre governança da internet em 2014

Por Paulo Victor Chagas – Agência Brasil O Brasil vai sediar no ano que vem um encontro para discutir as mudanças necessárias para a governança da internet. Após se encontrar com o presidente da Corporação da Internet para Atribuição de Nomes e Números (Icann, na sigla em inglês), Fadi Chehadé, a presidenta Dilma Rousseff concordou

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EUBrasil letter to Vice-President Antonio Tajani – European Union Mission to Brazil – October 9-11 2013

Dear Commissioner, during the VI EU-Brazil Summit held in Brasília on 24 January 2013, President Barroso and President Dilma Rousseff agreed to establish an Ad-Hoc Working-Group to analyze more systematically bilateral economic issues including competitiveness and investment. In conjunction with this working-group, your mission to Brazil scheduled for the beginning of October would be a

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Brazil’s main manufacturing lobby calls for urgent resumption of trade talks with EU

Brazil’s main manufacturing lobby calls for urgent resumption of trade talks with EU The powerful manufacturers lobby, Sao Paulo’s Industry Federation, Fiesp believes a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union is very much needed so that Latam’s largest economy climbs out from the “commercial isolation” in which it currently stands. “Dealing with

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Rousseff postpones state visit to Washington over US cyber-spying allegations

“The two presidents decided to postpone the state visit since the outcome of this visit should not be conditioned on an issue which for Brazil has not been satisfactorily resolved,” a statement from Rousseff’s office said. Originally scheduled for October, the visit will take place as soon as possible after the U.S. government explains allegations

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President Rousseff pushing new legislation forcing internet companies to comply with Brazilian rules

President Dilma Rousseff is pushing new legislation that would seek to force Google, Facebook and other internet companies to store locally gathered data inside Brazil. The requirement would be difficult to execute, technology experts say, given high costs and the global nature of the Internet. Still, Rousseff’s initiative is one of the most tangible signs

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Argentina and Brazil pointed out by Europe for protectionist practices

Global efforts to battle trade protectionism need to be reinforced to help shield the fragile economic recovery across the world said a report released on Monday by the European Commission in which it claims Brazil and Argentina are among the main offenders when it comes to import duties hikes and government procurement limitations. The report

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Brazil and Uruguay want a “two speeds” Mercosur agreement with the EU

Brazil and Uruguay want to speed a trade agreement with the European Union but without abandoning Mercosur, and making it clear that they are willing to advance at “a different speed” than the rest of the group’s members, revealed a reliable source from the government of President Jose Mujica in Montevideo. “For some time Mujica

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Brazil farmers ask until when will ideology prevail over economics and trade in Mercosur

“Until when will we allow ideology to prevail over economics, markets, competitiveness grounding the great vessel of Brazilian trade in the port of little regional pretensions”, asks Katia Abreu in a column published in Folha de Sao Paulo openly criticizing the administration of Dilma Rousseff for its Mercosur policy and the results of the recent

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Brazil prepared to change Mercosur negotiation strategy to spur agreement with the EU

Brazil wants to change the way Mercosur negotiates trade agreements with the European Union, EU, so as to definitively advance with the ongoing discussions that were started in 1995, but still have to see concrete results, according to Brazilian official trade and diplomatic sources. Brazil is committed to have the group (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay

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Brazil Wants UN to help Safeguard Internet

In light of revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs,  Brazilian foreign minister Antonio Patriota is calling for the UN’s International Telecommunications Union to help ensure internet security: Patriota also said his government plans to propose changes to international communications rules administered by the Geneva-based International Telecommunications Union to improve communications secrecy, the statement

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New scenarios for the EU-Mercosur talks

By Alfredo Valladão Waiting one more year to start doing serious business doesn’t look like a good start. But it is also true that UE-Mercosur negotiations are stuck into two deep potholes. One is the South American block lack of consensus on this matter, with some members (Argentina and Venezuela) deeply opposed to any free

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Main Mercosur obstacle is Argentina, say Brazilian farmers promoting an EU/Brazil trade accord

How are we going to advance, how are we going to open markets if one of our members wants to lock us in and slap tariffs on imports”, said Senator Abreu, adding “we want an ambitious bilateral agreement with the European Union, but outside the framework of Mercosur”. Senator Abreu said that Brazilian farmers are

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Latinamerica and Mercosur, priorities of Brazil foreign policy ratifies Rousseff

At the graduation ceremony of thirty new diplomats President Rousseff made a quick review of the country’s foreign policy and underlined all the initiatives in which Brazil has been active partner in recent years “to strengthen Mercosur”, the customs group of which it is a founding member next to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay currently suspended,

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Brasil participa de discussões multilaterais sobre segurança e privacidade na internet

Brasília – Em meio à divulgação de informações de que, nos Estados Unidos, o governo monitora telefonemas e e-mails, as autoridades brasileiras defendem a ampliação das discussões sobre o tema, sob a ótica do interesse dos cidadãos. O porta-voz do Ministério das Relações Exteriores, embaixador Tovar da Silva Nunes, disse à Agência Brasil que os

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Brazilian industry demands Mercosur looks for new markets or will end ‘isolated’

“Brazil runs the risk of losing more space in its export markets if it doesn’t fully address the global challenge of looking for new partnerships in world trade”, reads an official document from the CNI. The report then mentions a long list of trade agreements recently signed worldwide, others in discussion and concluded that Brazil

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Brazil trapped by Argentina and Venezuela economic mismanagements

Under the heading of “Brazil and the neighbours’ crises, just next door” columnist Sergio Leo exposed the growing concern and disenchantment in the cabinet of President Rousseff with the economic situation of Argentina and Venezuela, Mercosur partners. “Ideology sympathy was strong, geopolitical proximity also but what sends the shivers down the backs of President Rousseff

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EU confident trade accord with Mercosur will be signed at the beginning of 2014

“It’s a matter of political willingness,” said Yáñez Barnuevo, who was flanked by European lawmakers Josefa Andrés Barea and Ana Miranda (Spain), Jean-Pierre Audy (France) and Mario Pirillo (Italy). Although the European lawmakers admitted that a trade deal between the two blocs has been on the table for more than a decade, he stressed that

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FT/IFA Business of Football Summit 2013 – 17 June 2013

FT/IFA Business of Football Summit 2013 17 June 2013| Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janiero, Brazil It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the first Financial Times – International Football Arena  Business of Football Summit taking place on 17th June 2013 at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janiero. Against the backdrop of

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The Brazil Business Summit – Paris, July the 4th – The Economist Events

Don’t miss out on a unique Brazilian event bringing together the best experts of the market: THE 4th BRAZIL BUSINESS SUMMIT organized by The Economist Events at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris. After 7.5% growth in 2010, followed by a fall to 2.7% in 2011, the Brazilian economy is now stagnating with only 1% growth

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“The EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Realities and Potentials”: working documents #5 Author: Patrick Messerlin

CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies), in cooperation with FRIDA and EUBrasil, organized the event “The EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Realities and Potentials” in Brussels, offering an in-depth analysis of the current state and prospects of development of relations between the European Union and Brazil. This event was the conclusion of a project which has been

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“The EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Realities and Potentials”: working documents #4 – Authors: Daniel Gros, Cinzia Alcidi, Alessandro Giovannini

CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies), in cooperation with FRIDA and EUBrasil, organized the event “The EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Realities and Potentials” in Brussels, offering an in-depth analysis of the current state and prospects of development of relations between the European Union and Brazil. This event was the conclusion of a project which has been

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The Brazilian Government Is Doing A Startup Program, Too, And They’re Putting A Call Out For Entries

Chile’s not the only South American country with a serious startup accelerator program anymore. Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation said today that it’s willing to invest up to $78 million in 100 local and foreign startups that apply for a new “Start-Up Brasil” program. The idea is to lure both domestic and foreign

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Brazil and the US upgrading diplomatic ties and thinking in more bilateral trade

President Dilma Rousseff will make the first formal state visit by a Brazilian leader to the United States in nearly two decades, according to Reuters’ news agency. The trip allegedly will occur later this year likely in October, officials said on condition of anonymity because the White House has not yet announced the visit. A

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“The EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Realities and Potentials”: working documents #3 – Authors: Vera Thorstensen, Emerson Marçal and Lucas Ferraz

CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies), in cooperation with FRIDA and EUBrasil, organized the event “The EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Realities and Potentials” in Brussels, offering an in-depth analysis of the current state and prospects of development of relations between the European Union and Brazil. This event was the conclusion of a project which has been

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FT/IFA Business of Football Summit 2013 – 17 June 2013

FT/IFA Business of Football Summit 2013 17 June 2013| Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janiero, Brazil It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the first Financial Times – International Football Arena  Business of Football Summit taking place on 17th June 2013 at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janiero. Against the backdrop of

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“The EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Realities and Potentials”: working documents #2 – Author: Renato G. Flôres Jr

CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies), in cooperation with FRIDA and EUBrasil, organized the event “The EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Realities and Potentials” in Brussels, offering an in-depth analysis of the current state and prospects of development of relations between the European Union and Brazil. This event was the conclusion of a project which has been

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Brazil reviewing immigration policy and is looking for “brains and human capital”

Historically immigrants helped to build Brazil. The great inflow was in the second half of the XIX century (1888 to 1929), excluding World War One, when the country received on average 100.000 immigrants per annum, mainly Italians, Portuguese, Spaniards, Germans, Middle East, Poles, Russians and Ukrainians. They started working in the big coffee plantations and

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Sao Paulo will host 1.500 political and business leaders from Germany and Brazil

There are many (German) companies, particularly small and medium-sized ones — who see prospects for business in Brazil” despite the country’s faltering economic growth (0.9% last year),“ said Thomas Schmall, who has just been elected chamber president for a two-year term. ”Everybody (in the German business community) believes that in the long term, Brazil will

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EUBrasil promotes MEPs EUBrasil Honorary Members missions: interview with MEP Wolfgang Kreissl-Dörfler

EUBrasil is delighted to launch a new activity, exclusively dedicated to our Honorary Members, MEPs. The aim of this initiative is to promote MEP’s missions to South America, in particular to Brazil: we are happy to introduce our first interview, with MEP Wolfgang Kreissl-Dörfler, who is traveling to Brazil in a few days. (Portuguese version

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“The EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Realities and Potentials”: working documents

CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies), in cooperation with FRIDA and EUBrasil, organized the event “The EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Realities and Potentials” in Brussels, offering an in-depth analysis of the current state and prospects of development of relations between the European Union and Brazil. This event was the conclusion of a project which has been

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The Brazil-EU Strategic Partnership – Realities and Potential – CEPS, 4-5 March 2013

The Brazil-EU Strategic Partnership – Realities and Potential Conference organized by CEPS in cooperation with EUBrasil and FRIDE On March 4-5, top level Brazilian and European scholars will examine in depth the major challenges that this strategic partnership faces: slower world growth, major macroeconomic imbalances, the possibility of an EU-Mercosur free trade agreement and other

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Telefónica Digital Acquires Controlling Stake In Brazil’s Axismed

Telefónica Digital, the tech arm of carrier giant Telefónica, has been making a lot of consumer-focused acquisitions and investments in the last year — and now it’s showing that it has an equal interest in enterprise verticals, specifically in e-health: today it announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in Axismed, a chronic care management

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VI EU-Brazil Summit – January 24, 2013 in Brasilia

IV Brazil–EU Summit Joint Statement Brasília, 24 january, 2013 The VI EU-Brazil Summit was held on January 24, 2013 in Brasilia. The Federative Republic of Brazil was represented by its President, Mrs. Dilma Rousseff, who was accompanied by the Minister of External Relations, Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, the Minister of Finance, Guido Mantega, the

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6 th EU-Brazil Business Summit – Joint Business Declaration

6 th EU-Brazil Business Summit – Joint Business Declaration Brasilia, Brazil – 23 January 2013 The sixth EU-Brazil Business Summit took place in Brasilia, Brazil, on 23 January 2013. BUSINESSEUROPE, the National Confederation of Industry-Brazil (CNI) and EUROCHAMBRES put forward an agenda set to identifying the priorities in our bilateral economic cooperation in order to

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EU-BRAZIL Summit. (Brasilia, Brazil, 24 January 2013)

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EU – Brazil Summit A surplus of 1.0 bn euro in EU27 trade in goods with Brazil in the first nine months of 2012 An EU27 surplus of 4.3 bn in trade in services in 2011 (EUROSTAT)

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6th EU-Brazil Summit. An Ever-Closer Relationship

6th EU-Brazil Summit. An Ever-Closer Relationship The EU and Brazil have enjoyed an ever-closer relationship embodied in the Strategic Partnership, established in July 2007. In this context, they will meet at the highest level on the occasion of the 6th EU-Brazil Summit, which will be held in Brasilia on 24 January 2013. The Strategic Partnership has

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UIT quer rever quem paga a conta da internet

UIT quer rever quem paga a conta da internet Por Assis Moreira Valor Econômico Uma nova repartição de renda entre operadoras de telecomunicações e grandes utilizadores da infraestrutura de rede é essencial para garantir investimentos de US$ 800 bilhões nos próximos cinco anos, porque, do contrário, “vamos direto contra o muro”. É o que diz

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Brasil is the Partner Country at CeBIT 2012

A dynamic ICT duo – Brasil is the Partner Country at CeBIT 2012 In its role as the Partner Country at CeBIT 2012 Brasil will underline its credentials as a leading ICT nation with strong growth potential and innovative capabilities. South America’s Shooting Star a Guest in Hannover Brazil’s IT sector stands out as much

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EUBrasil welcomes José Juan Haro, Telefonica Latin America Director Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Business, as new Board Member

EUBrasil welcomes José Juan Haro, Telefonica Latin America Director Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Business, as new Board Member José Juan Haro of Telefonica has joined the Board of EUBrasil. “Economic co-operation between Brazil and Europe has enormous potential for growth. We must work together, Brazilian and Europeans, to realise this potential in the form of

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John Vassallo of Microsoft has joined the Board of EUBrasil.

EUBrasil welcomes John Vassallo, Microsoft Vice President EU Affairs,  as new Board Member John Vassallo of Microsoft has joined the Board of EUBrasil.“Our association has an important role to play in the development of relations between Europe and Brazil” – said Luigi Gambardella President of EUBrasil – “and I’m sure that John Vassallo, as a

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EU-Brazil Partnership Joint Business Declaration Brussels, Belgium – 4 October 2011

EU-Brazil Partnership Joint Business Declaration Brussels, Belgium – 4 October 2011 The fifth EU-Brazil Business Summit took place in Brussels, Belgium on 4 October 2011. BUSINESSEUROPE, the National Confederation of Industry-Brazil (CNI) and EUROCHAMBRES put forward a pragmatic and ambitious agenda of issues, aimed at promoting trade and investment across the two economies. High level

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V Cúpula Brasil-União Europeia – Bruxelas, 3 e 4 de outubro de 2011

  V Cúpula Brasil-União Europeia – Bruxelas, 3 e 4 de outubro de 2011 A Presidenta da República, Dilma Rousseff, participará da V Cúpula Brasil–União Europeia, a ser realizada nos dias 3 e 4 de outubro, em Bruxelas. Serão abordados temas de interesse global, como o panorama da economia mundial, desenvolvimento sustentável, meio ambiente e

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EU-Brazil relations

 EU-Brazil relations  EU-Brazil bilateral relations date back to 1960 when diplomatic relations were established (2010 marked the 50th anniversary). The 1992 Framework Co-operation Agreement established the legal basis for cooperation. Relations are strong, with regular high level visits, political dialogue, cooperation in a wide range of areas and consultations in the margins of major multilateral

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Alfredo Valladão on the Eurostat trade and investment statics: The EU-Brazil trade relationship is in good shape, but there is plenty of room for improvement

Commentary by Alfredo Valladão, President of the EUBrasil Advisory Board, on the Eurostat trade and investment statics The EU-Brazil trade relationship is in good shape, but there is plenty of room for improvement. The last batch of EU-Brazil trade and FDI statistics shows that in spite of the current global crisis, trade between the two

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EU27 trade in goods with Brazil reached a peak in the first six months of 2011

EU – Brazil Summit EU27 trade in goods with Brazil reached a peak in the first six months of 2011 Significant investment flows between Brazil and the EU27 After increasing steadily between 2003 and 2008, EU27 exports of goods to Brazil dropped to 21.6 billion euro in 2009, then recovered to reach a peak of

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The final programme of the EU-Brazil Business Summit. EUBrasil the main sponsor.

The final programme of the EU-Brazil Business Summit. EUBrasil the main sponsor. Fifth EU-Brazil Business Summit – Tuesday 4 October 11 Roundtable discussions 08:00 – Welcome Registration 08:30 – Opening session: – Alessandro Barberis – President, EUROCHAMBRES – Jürgen R. Thumann – President, BUSINESSEUROPE – Pierre Alain De Smedt – President, FEB – Robson Andrade –

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The programme of the EU-Brazil Business Summit on the 4th of October 2011 in Brussels. EUBrasil the main sponsor.

The programme of the EU-Brazil Business Summit on the 4th of October 2011 in Brussels EUBrasil the main sponsor   Fifth EU-Brazil Business Summit Roundtable discussions 08:00 – Registration 08:30 – Opening session: – Vice President Tajani – DG Enterprise – Mr Jürgen R. Thumann – President BUSINESSEUROPE – Mr Robson Andrade – President CNI

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EUBrasil the main sponsor of the EU-Brazil Business Summit on the 4th of October 2011 in Brussels

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EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership three years on: Proposals to foster economic and business cooperation

    EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership three years on: Proposals to foster economic and business cooperation Executive Summary Key messages; Bilateral economic relations have been growing and diversifying during the last decade. The impacts of the 2008 international financial crisis on the economies of Brazil and the EU member States have differed greatly. Despite the crisis,

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EU-Brazil Business Summit, Tuesday, 4 October 2011, Brussels

EU-Brazil Business Summit, Tuesday, 4 October 2011, Brussels BUSINESSEUROPE, FEB (The Federation of Enterprises in Belgium), CNI (Confederation of Brazilian Industries) and EUROCHAMBRES, are organizing the EU-Brazil Business Summit on 4 October 2011 in Brussels, Belgium. This will be the fifth EU-Brazil Business Summit taking place alongside the annual political summit, which rotates between Brazil

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President Lula visits Telefónica Headquarters

President Lula visits Telefónica Headquarters 29. Apr, 2011 by Natalia Moreno Rigollot On Friday 15th April, the former President of Brazil, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva visited Telefónica´s Headquarters, Distrito C, in Madrid. On this occasion Telefónica awarded to him the Golden Medal of TISA for his support to the development of new electronic communications

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A EUBrasil, procura um(a) colaborador(a) qualificado(a)

A EUBrasil, entidade internacional para o refôrço das relações entre a Europa e o Brasil, procura um(a) colaborador(a) qualificado(a) para realizar em Bruxelas tarefas administrativas em relação com os objetivos e as atividades da Associação Qualificações São indispensáveis – um conhecimento perfeito do português e do inglês (falado / escrito); – o domínio da internet

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EUBrasil dinner-event on Wednesday 13 April with Ana Paula Baptista Grade Zacarias, new Head of the EU Delegation to Brazil

EUBrasil dinner-event on Wednesday 13 April with Ana Paula Baptista Grade Zacarias, new Head of the EU Delegation to Brazil Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Commission Vice-President, has recently appointed Ana Paula Baptista Grade Zacarias as new Head of the EU Delegation to Brazil. Ana Paula Baptista Grade Zacarias is

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EUBrasil Summit to promote digital agenda for Brazil on May 10 at BITS

EUBrasil Summit to promote digital agenda for Brazil on May 10 at BITS Panel will include CEOs from European and Brazilian ICT companies and telecom operators Hannover, Germany/Porto Alegre, Brazil. Decision-makers and politicians from Brazil and the European Union will gather for the “A Digital Agenda” summit on May 10 at Business IT South America

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Become a member of EUBrasil

Become a member of EUBrasil We hope you have enjoyed attending EUBrasil events and reading the reports we have published over the last year.  As you may know, EUBrasil is a membership-based organisation, and our members enjoy unrestricted access to our events and publications. We would like to invite your company to become one, because

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60 REPRESENTATIVES OF BRAZILIAN AND EUROPEAN INDUSTRY AT THE “EU-BRAZIL BUSINESS DIALOGUE ON ENERGY” WITH RICARDO NEIVA TAVARES AND PHILIP LOWE

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“EU-BRAZIL BUSINESS DIALOGUE ON ENERGY” WITH RICARDO NEIVA TAVARES, PHILIP LOWE AND 50 REPRESENTATIVES OF BRAZILIAN AND EUROPEAN INDUSTRY

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EU-BRAZIL BUSINESS DIALOGUE ON ENERGY WITH RICARDO NEIVA TAVARES AND PHILIP LOWE

EU-BRAZIL BUSINESS DIALOGUE ON ENERGY WITH RICARDO NEIVA TAVARES AND PHILIP LOWE. On December 14, at the European Parliament in Brussels, EUBrasil will host a dinner with guests Ricardo Neiva Tavares, Brazilian Ambassador to the European Union, and Philip Lowe Director General DG Energy, European Commission. Energy is one of the most important items on

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EUBrasil Seminar on the EU-Brazil Information Society and Media Dialogue

In cooperation with EUBrasil Seminar on the EU-Brazil Information Society and Media Dialogue Brussels Wednesday 22 September 2010 2.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. European Parliament 6Q1  Batiment Antall Rue Wiertz 60 (entrée Bâtiment Altiero Spinelli) Agenda 14.30 – 15.00  Registration 15.00 – 15.30 Opening Remarks Alfredo Valladão – EUBrasil Board Member and President of the

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CNI, National Confederation of Industry Brazil supports the EUBrasil Seminar, in view of the Dialogue on Information Society and Media between Europe and Brazil

CNI, National Confederation of Industry Brazil supports the EUBrasil Seminar, in view of the Dialogue on Information Society and Media between Europe and Brazil On Wednesday, September 22 will take place in Brussels, at the European Parliament (6Q1 Batiment Antall, from 3 p.m to 6 p.m) the EUBrasil Seminar, in cooperation with CNI, BUSINESSEUROPE and

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The Registration Form for the EUBrasil Seminar in view of the Dialogue on Information Society and Media between Europe and Brazil

The Registration Form for the EUBrasil Seminar in view of the Dialogue on Information Society and Media between Europe and Brazil On Wednesday, September 22 will take place in Brussels, at the European Parliament (6Q1 Batiment Antall, from 3 p.m to 6 p.m) the EUBrasil Seminar in view of the Dialogue on Information Society and

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Business leaders urge EU, Brazil to boost trade talks

Business leaders urge EU, Brazil to boost trade talks Brazilian and European business leaders on Wednesday (15 July) urged their governments to accelerate talks on an ambitious trade accord, despite the eurozone crisis and opposition from European farmers. Background The EU and the Mercosur group of South American countries re-launched talks on 17 May aimed

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EU27 deficit in trade in goods with Brazil of 4 bn euro in 2009

EU – Brazil Summit EU27 deficit in trade in goods with Brazil of 4 bn euro in 2009 Brazil tenth trading partner of the EU27 Exports of goods from the EU27 to Brazil fell to 21.6 billion euro in 2009, down from the peak of 26.3 bn in 2008. Imports fell to 25.7 bn in

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EU-Brazil Summit, Lisbon, 4 July 2007

EU-Brazil Summit Lisbon, 4 July 2007 Joint Statement 1. Mr. José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal, in his capacity as President of the European Council, assisted by the Secretary General/High Representative of the Council of the European Union, Mr. Javier Solana, and Mr. José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, Mr. Janez Jansa,

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EU IS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT CLOSING A DEAL WITH MERCOSUR IN 2015

The ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Uruguay, Juan Fernandez Trigo, told the newspaper El País, on 17/09, that once the EU and Mercosur exchange their offers to open markets, the negotiations will be fast and the Free Trade Agreement will be completed in 2015. The ambassador hosted the event “European vehicles dress Uruguayan

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Former Vice-President of the EC and MEP Viviane Reding joins EUBrasil

MEP Viviane Reding, former Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship of the European Union between 2010 and 2014, is the newest member of the group of parliamentarians who are part of the Association. With the addition of Ms Reding, EUBrasil now has 16 members of the European Parliament.

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Work in progress: what the Parliament will be focussing on the coming months

Back to work after the summer recess, the European Parliament has plenty in its in-tray: climate change, foreign policy, illegal immigration, refugees, the EU’s 2015 budget, scrutinising the new European Commission to be led by Jean-Claude Juncker… Although Juncker is in place as president-elect of the Commission and Federica Mogherini was proposed as the EU’s

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Marina Silva proposes bilateral talks between Brazil and the European Union

Two important developments in Brazil’s presidential campaign are the current focus of discussions. A new poll by the Datafolha institute shows a draw between Marina Silva (PSB) and Dilma Roussef (PT), both with 34% of Brazilian voters’ preferences. On the same day, the Marina campaign released its government program, which could be described as a

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EU has new rules to manage investor-state disputes

The European Union has a new set of rules to manage disputes under investment agreements with its trading partners. This is a building block towards a common EU investment policy, as the new rules create the internal framework for managing future investor-state disputes. Under the Treaty of Lisbon, investment became part of the EU Common

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Special Analysis: Overview of the EU startup environment

EUBrasil publishes an article about the environment of startups within the European Union in the B.BICE+ newsletter, an international consortium funded by the European Commission that intends to enhance cooperation in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation between Europe and Brazil. The article “Overview of the EU startup environment” draws attention to the importance

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Wall Street Journal: What Europe’s Telecom Investors Want

Opinion article published in the Wall Street Journal, written by the president of EUBrasil, who is also chairman of ETNO. By LUIGI GAMBARDELLA A new wave of EU digital policies is about to rise. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president-elect of the European Commission, has put the digital single-market at the top of his list of policy

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Lunch with the General Consul of Belgium in Rio de Janeiro – 19/08/2014 / Brussels

Mr. Bernard Quintin, General Consul of Belgium in Rio de Janeiro, will be in Belgium next week. On this occasion, BRASCAM (Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Belgium-Luxembourg) will receive Mr. Quintin for lunch on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 12h to 14h30. This lunch is open to members and non-members, subject to registration. Date: August 19, 2014,

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Call for B2B Encounters during the B.BICE+ EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation Forum: Open to Brazilian Candidates

The B.BICE+ consortium, partner of EUBrasil, announces that the Call for expression of interest, aimed at identifying Brazilian research and innovation actors that will participate in the B.BICE+ EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation Forum, is now open. The B2B meetings with European agents of innovation will take place in Belém (Brazil) on 23 September, during the  EU-Brazil Technology and

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EUBrasil welcomes two new MEPs: Ana Gomes and Jan Huitema become members

Members of the European Parliament Ana Gomes e Jan Huitema have become this month (July) members of EUBrasil. They are the first MEPs of the eighth term of the European Parliament – May election result – to join the group of parliamentarians associated to EUBrasil. The Association had 34 MEPs, 13 of whom were re-elected

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