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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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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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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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