About: Venezuela

Global Europe 23-05-2017

EU and Latin American lawmakers take stock of bilateral ties

Members of the European Parliament and their Latin American counterparts meet today (23 May) and tomorrow in Florence to evaluate bilateral relations and prepare for the next CELAC summit in October. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Global Europe 21-04-2017

New Venezuela protest clashes follow deadly unrest

New clashes erupted Thursday (20 April) between Venezuelan riot police and President Nicolas Maduro's opponents, inflaming tensions after a day of deadly unrest in the beleaguered oil-rich nation.

Global Europe 11-04-2017

EU voices concern over Venezuela clashes

Venezuela entered a fifth day of violent protests yesterday (10 April), as its president travelled to Cuba to seek support from fellow leftist leaders. The EU expressed concern over the escalating tensions and called on all parties to find common ground and end the violence.

Economy & Jobs 10-03-2017

Mercosur trade bloc agrees common position ahead of EU talks

Foreign ministers of the South American Mercosur trading bloc have reached a common position ahead of negotiations with the European Union on a potential trade deal. Brussels representatives will arrive in Argentina to start talks next week. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Global Europe 01-12-2016

A turning point for EU relations with Latin America

Europe must strengthen its ties with Latin America to promote democracy, social progress and equality in the age of globalisation, write Ramón Jáuregui and Carlos Zorrinho.

Trade & Society 21-09-2016

Tajani: Political relations with Latin America are a ‘priority’

European Parliament leader Antonio Tajani has insisted that political relations with Latin America are a “priority” for Europe, highlighting the potential for cooperation on trade and security in particular. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Trade & Society 16-09-2016

Spain insists ‘political will’ can seal Mercosur deal by end of 2017

Spain is convinced that the trade agreement currently being negotiated between the EU and the Mercosur countries can be concluded by the end of 2017. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Global Europe 24-08-2016

Venezuela democracy under threat, EU parliament chief says

European Parliament President Martin Schulz warned on Tuesday (23 August) that Venezuela's democracy is "in danger", as it grapples with a severe political and economic crisis.

Trade & Society 12-07-2016

Business as usual as EU-Mercosur talks proceed despite Brexit factor

Argentina's Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra has confirmed that negotiations between Mercosur and the EU will continue despite the uncertainty created by Brexit. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Euro & Finance 20-04-2016

Moisés Naím: ‘More Europe’ needed to strengthen EU

"Europe has been losing its clout and its voice has diminished,” Moisés Naím told EURACTIV Spain in an interview, as well as highlighting his desire for “more Europe” so that “the predominant voices are not those of autocracies and dictatorships like Russia or China”.

Trade & Society 07-04-2016

EU, Mercosur try again to get free trade deal

The EU and South America's Mercosur bloc agreed on 8 April to make another effort to get talks on a long-stalled free trade accord back on track with fresh offers to be made next month.

Development Policy 23-02-2016

Mercosur makes EU free trade offer before French visit

South American bloc Mercosur is offering to open up 93% of its trade to competition from the European Union to seal a long-sought free-trade deal, Uruguay's president said yesterday (22 February).

Global Europe 12-01-2016

EU action is needed to consolidate democracy in Venezuela

The EU should lead the international community in ensuring a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela and giving the Venezuelan people the democracy they deserve, writes Dita Charanzová.

Development Policy 15-12-2015

Latin American exports to EU drastically fall

Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean will fall roughly 14% this year to $914 billion (€829 billion) as a result of sharply lower commodity prices and anaemic international demand, according to the Inter-American Development Bank.

Global Europe 07-12-2015

Venezuelan opposition thrashes ‘Chavismo’

Venezuela's opposition trounced the ruling Socialists yesterday (6 December) to win the legislature for the first time in 16 years and gain a long-sought platform to challenge President Nicolas Maduro's rule of the OPEC nation.

Trade & Society 07-12-2015

South American presidents ‘confident’ of EU trade deal

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her Argentinian counterpart, Mauricio Macri, have expressed confidence that the EU is committed to brokering a trade agreement with Mercosur. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.

Climate change 01-12-2015

COP21: A shaky start to negotiations

World leaders made a grand display of impotence at the opening of the COP21 in Paris on Monday (30 November). The ambitions of the big emitters remain as low as ever. EURACTIV France reports.

Global Europe 11-09-2015

Nemtsov and others nominated for Sakharov prize

Assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a Ukraine military pilot held on murder charges by Moscow, and jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi were shortlisted yesterday (10 September) for the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

Merkel: Juncker’s refugee plan should be taken even further

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the plans unveiled today (9 September) by EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to force the bloc to share 160,000 refugees, adding that even more ambitious and binding agreements were needed.

Development Policy 18-08-2015

Paraguay hosts Mercosur preparatory meeting ahead of EU talks

Paraguay, which holds the rotating presidency of Mercosur, will host representatives of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, to formulate a common position on a trade agreement with the European Union, the Paraguayan Foreign Ministry announced.

Trade & Society 12-06-2015

China overshadows EU, Latin America trade and investment pledges

Unable to match China's offer of $250 billion (€222 billion) in investment in Latin America, the EU sought ways on Thursday (11 June) to avoid being marginalised in the region, offering new trade deals, visa-free travel and deeper ties.

Development Policy 11-06-2015

EU, Latin American-Caribbean group seek common ground

Leaders of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, known as CELAC, came together here yesterday (10 June) for a 2-day summit intended to foster a consensus on facing current global challenges.

Global Europe 11-06-2015

Reaching greater summits

A summit of European and Latin American leaders could take the continents’ relationship to new heights, if they can make progress on trade and are willing to talk about Venezuela, writes Dita Charanzová.

Development Policy 10-06-2015

Paraguay warns against ‘two speed’ negotiations

On the eve of the EU-CELAC summit opening today (10 June), Horacio Cartes, the president of Paraguay warned in an exclusive interview with the Spanish news agency EFE, a partner of EURACTIV, that stalled negotiations between the EU and Mercosur shouldn't have “two speeds”.