At its biannual summit last week, South American trade bloc Mercosur confirmed that it intends to finalise an agreement with the EU by the end of the year. But experts warn that this timeframe might be too ambitious for a full-blown deal. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Argentina's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Susana Malcorra, met with Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Thursday (20 April), to discuss the long-awaited trade deal between the EU and Mercosur (Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay and Paraguay).
The head of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) has insisted that an alliance between Latin America and Europe is crucial to achieving "ambitious agendas" like the Paris Agreement and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. EURACTIV Spain reports.
The European Union has insisted Brazilian representatives attend an emergency meeting today (20 March) to explain themselves regarding a scandal involving rotten meat and the country's two largest exporters. EURACTIV Spain reports.
The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) said today (10 March) the two blocs would try to revive plans for a trade deal, as European countries look to tap the region's strong growth.
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.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri met with Internal Market Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska on Tuesday (6 December) to discuss strengthening ties between the European Union and the Mercosur trading bloc. EURACTIV Spain reports.
The President of South American trade bloc Mercosur’s parliament (Parlasur) thinks that the EU’s current tabled offer is “unsatisfactory” and made it clear that it shouldn’t be signed in its current form. EURACTIV Spain reports.
The EU’s decision to exclude beef and ethanol from its trade offer to Mercosur countries was “disrespectful” toward Latin America, according to the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA).
The EU is in a drive to deepen trade ties with Latin America. It is eager to do business with Cuba, and on the cusp of relaunching negotiations with Mercosur. We will soon start learning what some of the commercial stakes are, in key talks to be launched with Mexico and Chile.
The EU and the Mercosur trade bloc are ready to exchange trade proposals in April and revive stalled talks to open their economies, Argentina trade minister Miguel Braun told EURACTIV during a visit to Brussels to meet his counterpart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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