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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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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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EU has new rules to manage investor-state disputes

The European Union has a new set of rules to manage disputes under investment agreements with its trading partners. This is a building block towards a common EU investment policy, as the new rules create the internal framework for managing future investor-state disputes. Under the Treaty of Lisbon, investment became part of the EU Common

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EU asks WTO to rule on Russian pork import restrictions

The EU requested the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva to rule over a dispute concerning the Russian ban on imports of pigs and their genetic material, fresh pork and certain other pig products from the EU, purportedly because of a limited number of cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in certain areas of Lithuania

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New European Parliament may be the weakest in recent years

  Andrés Malamud, University of Lisbon   A Parliament made up of 20 members? Such is the Andean Community’s. Each of the four member states sends five MPs to the Parliament’s venue in Bogotá, Colombia. Apart from lacking demographic proportionality, the body falls short of any meaningful competences – whether legislative, economic or political. Compare

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European Parliament Elections: Democratic Deficit and Overdose of Demagogy

The white smoke rising from the European Parliament’s chimney signalized the dynamics of the anti-EU and anti-elite forces. The election process confirmed the predictions of a large abstention rate almost everywhere. The 57% of EU citizens who didn’t vote represent, in a certain way, the “lack of ideas party”.   The analysis from Franco Perroni,

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“Complementarity is key word in EU-Mercosur agriculture negotiations”, says EUBrasil

By Tim Maler, AgraEurope Negotiations between the EU and Mercosur group of Latin American countries on a free trade agreement continue with both sides reportedly optimistic that a deal can be reached in the near future. As Europe takes a pause this week to vote on the composition of the new European Parliament and elect

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Mercosur will close this week an offer to the EU

Mercosur will be ready to exchange tariff-reduction proposals with the European Union until the end of May. The information was given by the Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mauro Borges, last Thursday (May 8th). According to the minister, a meeting will happen on the 12th and 13th of May in Caracas (Venezuela),

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Mercosul meeting ends without an offer to the EU

The meeting on April 29th between Mercosur partners ended without agreement on the offer for the free trade agreement with the European Union. According to the Brazilian economic daily Valor Econômico, negotiators reported that Argentina has not yet adopted an attitude of openness of the local market compatible with the other partners. It was agreed

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EU approves € 23 million support to agricultural products in the EU and in third countries

The European Commission has approved 20 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, the grand majority of which will run for a period of three years, is € 46,5 million of which the EU contributes € 23,3 million. The selected programmes cover a

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