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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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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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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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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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