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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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Barroso calls for concluding Mercosur-EU trade deal

BRASILIA (Xinhua) – The president of the European Commission (EC), Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, last Friday (18) called for concluding negotiations and finalizing a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market ( Mercosur). In an address at Brazil’s University of Brasilia, where he was presented with an honorary doctorate,

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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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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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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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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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“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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EU and Mercosur run to reach an agreement to release 90% of trade

The European Union is holding elections this week-end, which will define the new composition of the European Parliament, as well as the new President of the European Commission. Meanwhile, Brazilian diplomacy is working to complete a proposal for a free trade agreement between EU and Mercosur before June, as reported by the Brazilian website Terra

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