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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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The 27 future European Commissioners had only few days to prepare themselves for auditions in the European Parliament, which they will have to submit, starting on Monday, 29/09. The exercise is a real rite of passage for future European “ministers”. If they fail, simply they will be sent back to their country of origin. On

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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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Agreement between Mercosur and the EU: probably not this year

The Brazilian government is no more waiting to close within this year a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union (EU). According to the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo, the resistance of the Europeans, the change of command in the European bloc and the Brazilian presidential elections in October would have slowed

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Environment: € 239 million available in 2014 for project proposals in the EU

The European Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the LIFE funding programme for projects dedicated to environment. The LIFE sub-programme for environment will provide €238.86 million in 2014 to develop and implement innovative ways to respond to environmental challenges across Europe, focusing on the conservation of nature and biodiversity, resource efficiency and

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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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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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Agreement Mercosur-European Union: not yet

     Pedro da Motta Veiga (CINDES)    Sandra Polónia Rios (CINDES)   In Dilma Rousseff’s Brazil, the trade policy has been almost exclusively shaped by defensive concerns and the negotiated policy dimension has remained in “hibernation mode” in recent years. In this scenario, it is surprising that the negotiations between Mercosur and the European

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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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Argentina wants to stop negotiating with the European Union

Argentina would be trying to prevent Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay to negotiate individually a schedule for opening markets with the European Union (EU), within the framework of the free trade agreement with Mercosur. Technicians of the two blocs gathered last March in Brussels did not reach an agreement because of the lack of ambition of

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