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Fernando Ruas, MEP and EUBrasil Parliamentary Member, asks EC intentions on trade agreement with Mercosur

Portuguese Member of European Parliament (MEP) Fernando Ruas, as a member of the International Trade Committee (INTA) at the European Parliament, has written to ask “formally” to the European Commission what is the institution’s position on the recent statements by Brazil’s Minister of Development, Industry and Trade, Armando Monteiro Neto, that the country wants to

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Germany advocates the trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union

Germany wants to speed negotiations for a free trade agreement between the two blocs, according to the German Foreign minister Walter Steinmeier. “The administration of Chancellor Merkel is very much interested in speeding the EU/Mercosur trade agreement and we hope in can be achieved in the near future. We are doing our utmost to that

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EUBrasil collaborates with B.BICE+ on newsletter focusing on Marine Science

The third issue of B.BICE+ newsletter focuses on Marine Science cooperation between Europe and Brazil. EUBrasil contributes to the discussion with an article on how the AtlantOS Project will improve research on the South Atlantic Ocean. EUBrasil’s article, with the collaboration of the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, highlights that the approval of the

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Citrosuco, the largest orange juice producer in the world, joins EUBrasil

Citrosuco, the largest orange juice producer in the world, joins EUBrasil Association as a business member. Citrosuco will take active part in the Association’s activities and have a representative on EUBrasil’s Board of Directors. Tim Kaden, Citrosuco’s Sales director, believes that EUBrasil has been doing a consistent work putting major companies together to discuss relevant

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Brazil proposes the creation of a CELAC business forum

President Dilma Rousseff has proposed that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) should expand its functions and seek increasing the trade relations between its member countries. According to Brazil’s president, during the EU-CELAC Summit, in June, the two blocs will discuss investment and trade opportunities. In a speech at the CELAC Summit

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Minister Armando Monteiro and ambassador Josef Smets (Photo MDIC)

Minister reinforces Brazil’s commitment to advance the Mercosur-EU negotiations

Armando Monteiro Neto, Brazil’s minister of Development, Industry and Trade (MDIC in Portuguese) said that the Brazilian government’s position is to move forward with the trade agreement between Mercosur and the EU. “We managed to evolve in the Mercosur with the affinity between the member countries and we are ready to advance with the presentation

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Minister Joaquim Levy (Photo: Portal Brasil)

Brazil warns of austerity

Brazil is in for a period of austerity and supply side reform, including the potentially controversial overhaul of social welfare programmes, such as unemployment benefits, said Joaquim Levy, Brazil’s finance minister, during an interview to the Financial Times. According to the newspaper, Levy said that the Brazilian government, in order to get its finances into

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Minister Armando Monteiro. Photo: Portal Brasil

Increasing Brazil’s exports is priority for the Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade

Armando Monteiro Neto, Brazil’s new minister of Development, Industry and Trade (MDIC in portuguese), aims to announce soon a strengthening plan of a Brazilian exporters board, composed of the main business groups in the country. Minister Armando Monteiro Neto intends to strengthen the participation of the National Exports Council (Conex in portuguese), where Brazil’s main

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The way for the next EU-CELAC: any lessons to be taken from the Forum China-CELAC?

The European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will hold on 10 and 11 June, in Brussels, the second biennial summit between the two blocs. On the 9th and 10th of January, the China-CELAC Forum was held for the first time in Beijing. In an analysis written for his

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The Malmström legacy: Human rights or corporate colonialism?

EUBrasil Association participates in a programme produced by Euranet Plus on the role of the trade relations between European Union and Latin America in the economic and political progress. EUBrasil reaffirms on the programme “The Malmström legacy: Human rights or corporate colonialism?”, by the Euranet Plus network, the need for the European Union and Latin

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