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Matthijs van Miltenburg MEP joins EUBrasil

“We can encourage growth and social inclusion on both sides of the Atlantic and EUBrasil can help us” Matthijs van Miltenburg MEP is the newest member of the EUBrasil association, which has now 29 MEPs. He signed his membership on Wednesday (19/11) during a visit to EUBrasil’s offices, in Brussels. The MEP spent a couple

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EUBrasil confident in the new Dilma’s mandate and hopes for more Brazil in Europe and more Europe in Brazil

EUBrasil Association is confident that the team of the re-elected president has enough experience to make the robust changes in economic and monetary policies needed in order to ensure greater credibility for both domestic and foreign investors. The association hopes for more Brazil in Europe and more Europe in Brazil. The president of EUBrasil, Luigi

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Aécio Neves pledges a deep reform of Mercosur

Deep reforms and opening Mercosur to the world will be proposed by Aécio Neves to the other full members of the bloc, if he is elected Brazil’s president on 26 October, says Rubens Barbosa, a trade expert, former ambassador in the US and currently coordinator of PSDB’s government program. “Neves will not accept other members

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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