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Left to right: MEP Carlos Zorrinho, MEP Francisco  Assis, Luigi Gambardella, MEP Brando Benifei,  MEP Matthijs Van Miltenburg, MEP Nuno Melo.

European Parliament: EUBrasil reinforces importance of dialogue Brazil-EU

Association EUBrasil offered a cocktail to MEPs, diplomats and CEOs last night (13/10) at the European Parliament, in Brussels, to celebrate the newly created Delegation for Relations with Brazil and welcome the new president of the Delegation for Relations with Mercosur, MEP Francisco Assis. During the event, new members joined EUBrasil: MEP Francisco Assis, MEP

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Time to get rid of Mercosur’s straitjacket

By Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst on Latin America at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at Cato Institute, Washington, DC. The future of Brazil and Uruguay in Mercosur has become one of the major campaign issues in the presidential elections after opposition candidates expressed their intentions of pursuing bilateral trade agreements with other

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The financial markets and the foreign policies of Dilma Rousseff and Aécio Neves

By Kenneth Maxwell The markets have already decided on the second round of the presidential elections in Brazil. Bovespa goes up when Dilma is down and is down and Dilma is up in the polls. For some time the markets are complaining about the incumbent’s “interventionist” policies. Also, Dilma’s Brazil has an unsettled relationship with

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EUBrasil welcomes new presidents of European Parliament delegations

EUBrasil association will hold an event at the European Parliament (EP), on 13 October, in Brussels, to welcome new presidents of the Delegation for relations with Mercosur and the newly created Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil. They will be elected on the same day. The event will be co-hosted by EUBrasil

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EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation Forum & Tour of Brazil Belém (Brazil), 22nd – 25th of September, 2014

More than 150 representatives from the public sector, industry, academia and civil society actively participated in the EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation Forum & Tour of Brazil. The event, – organized by the B.BICE+ project funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme – aimed at promoting EU & Brazil cooperation on ST&I and took place at

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Dilma Rousseff and Aécio Neves disagree on the main problems of Brazil’s economy

Dilma Rousseff and Aécio Neves disagree on the main problems of Brazil’s economy. President Dilma Rousseff, running for a second term, believes that the main problem is that the economic fragility of the rich countries undermined the growth of Brazil, taking it into recession. She has said that the government doesn’t need to promote a

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Dilma (40%) and Neves (34%) to the runoff; mathematically the opposition can win

Brazil’s unpredictable election took another twist Sunday, with populist President Dilma Rousseff forced into a runoff race as expected, but against a center-right challenger who only surged in the final week of the campaign. To read the full article click here

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EUBrasil welcomes two MEPs: Brando Benifei and Jörg Leichtfried become members

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Brando Benifei and Jörg Leichtfried signed in September the term of membership of the Association EUBrasil. Both Italian Benifei and Austrian Leichtfried belong to the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, and pledged to actively participate in the association activities within their

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Conference to discuss protection of critical energy infrastructure

Conference to discuss protection of critical energy infrastructure The president of EUBrasil, Luigi Gambardella, and chairman of ETNO, will take part in the international conference on Cyberspace, energy & development: protection of critical energy infrastructure. The one-day international event will be held October 10, in Geneva, Switzerland; being co-organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and

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Candidate EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström under the spotlight as EP hearings begins.

Mercosur: The commissioner Cecilia Malmström did not mention spontaneously Latin America: only after being questioned by the Spanish Rodrigues –Piñero Fernandez. Malmström says: It would be fantastic, but Latin America is a protected market. TTIP: Malmström commented that member states have the tendency to treat all trade agreements as “mixed agreements” and expects that the

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