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.
Germany and Brazil committed themselves on Thursday (20 August) to a joint stance on climate change, putting the largest economies in Europe and Latin America on the same page ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December.
With fresh new executives in Brussels and Brasilia, there is a window opportunity for relaunching negotiations between the European Union and Brazil to reach a bilateral trade and investment agreement, business leaders said in a survey.
Leaders of the BRICS emerging market nations launched a $100 billion (€73.5 billion) development bank and a currency reserve pool yesterday (15 July) in their first concrete step toward reshaping the Western-dominated international financial system.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Brazil on Sunday (15 June) that she will do her utmost to bring to a successful end the 15-year-old negotiation of a free trade deal between the European Union and South America's Mercosur trade bloc.