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EU-BRAZIL FACT SHEET

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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