About: Paraguay

Economy & Jobs 13-12-2017

EU stalls on new Mercosur trade offers, delaying deal

Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year after European negotiators said they needed more time to respond to improved offers, a source close to Mercosur negotiators said yesterday (12 December).
Economy & Jobs 25-07-2017

Mercosur nations prioritise end-of-year EU trade deal

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.
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.
Trade & Society 13-10-2016

Mercosur to consider trade deal with United Kingdom

The EU and South America’s Mercosur bloc could strike a free trade deal within two years, according to Argentina's Commerce Secretary Miguel Braun. After Brexit, Mercosur would be open to a separate trade deal with the UK.
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.
Development Policy 30-05-2016

Fair trade advocate: ‘Fair Trade Town label brings a lot of marketing’

The fair trade of local goods can benefit local areas economically and socially. Now, as the Summer Olympiad arrives in town and the world watches, Rio de Janeiro seeks to be the next “Fair Trade Town”. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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 11-02-2016

Scientists prepare for potential Zika virus outbreak in Southern Europe

Researchers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are developing tools to monitor the Zika virus, as it is highly likely that it will reach Southern Europe, according to the group.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Trade & Society 16-01-2015

European Parliament is gearing up for TiSA

Overshadowed by the highly mediatised Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations are moving along, and will appear on the radar this year, promises Luxembourgish MEP Viviane Reding, responsible for the dossier.
Global Europe 24-07-2014

Analyst: Agriculture remains an obstacle to EU-Mercosur pact

A Free trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur, the South American regional organisation is under preparation, but agricultural issues still remain as one of the major obstacles, Kinga Brudzi?ska told EURACTIV Poland in an exclusive interview.
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Global Europe 28-01-2013

Europe changes tone in Latin America

Five years ago during the closing speeches of a summit in Chile, Spain's king told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to "shut up" in an exchange that epitomised the fruitless meetings between Europe and Latin America at the time.
Global Europe 28-01-2013

In search of business, Europe changes tone in Latin America

Five years ago during the closing speeches of a summit in Chile, Spain's king told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to "shut up" in an exchange that epitomised the fruitless meetings between Europe and Latin America at the time.

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