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“If beef is not included”, there won't be no Mercosur-EU trade agreement, warns Uruguay

Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 09:55 UTC
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“If beef is not included, there won't be any agreement”, said Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa in anticipation of next week's meeting of European Union and Mercosur coordinators to adjust the list of goods and services the two blocks will formally exchange in mid October, the first formal meeting of its kind in fourteen years. Read full article

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  • Roger Lorton

    “... won't be no...” ? Very bad English. Means the opposite.

    Sep 13th, 2016 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    Haven't they been negotiating for the past 17 years?

    The EU can't get a consensus, and up to now, Argentina had blocked all efforts due to its protectionism.

    Sep 13th, 2016 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I cannot see an agreement for another 17 years!

    :o)

    Sep 13th, 2016 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The unmighty EU has so many trade deal negotiations on the go, they got mixed up as to who is who,

    Still in another 20 years or so.

    Sep 13th, 2016 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Money, the consumer market and high technology is in BRICS.

    European Union is a fragile and very sick old man.

    Sep 13th, 2016 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Brasshole, when you return to planet Earth:

    “The crumbling BRICS”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/why-the-brics-failed-to-meet-lofty-expectations/article29652151/

    “Why BRIC Nations Failed to Surpass G7 Economies ”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/why-the-brics-failed-to-meet-lofty-expectations/article29652151/

    Sep 13th, 2016 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Speculative capitalism, unpayable sovereign debt, two decades without growth, unemployment, depleted natural resources, high average age of the population, rising nationalism, individual freedoms not guaranteed.

    About whom I speak?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESpeo3VTvyc&index=8&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A

    Sep 13th, 2016 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Is 'beef' the only thing that Uruguay has to offer to the EU ? even if it is, and despite this, this kind of talk just exposes Mercosur's fragility and internal disorganization, evident by the fact that one country can overule, or pretends that it can, the other 3 full members.....

    @5 Brasshole
    I see that your mental confusion carries on ...“high technology in the BRICS” ?

    Ah, of course, that would explain why the 4 of the 5 BRICS countries are in the crapper.

    Yr # 7 is a masterpiece - but I have to ask you “About whom 'you' speak ?” Brazil , I would think, as you've just described the legacy left by the PT, or does your feeble brain think it's Portugal ? 'tá loco bundão ?

    Sep 14th, 2016 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @8 “Is 'beef' the only thing that Uruguay has to offer to the EU ?”

    That, and a great deal of marijuana.

    Sep 14th, 2016 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 9 Marti Llazo
    “That, and a great deal of marijuana.”

    That is true if you look at what is coming from our 'brothers and sisters' the other side of the Plate.

    'Np Mpney Pepe's' idea of the government supplying weed at the same price (or higher) than can be obyained off the streets is on it's kneed and about to be given the '9mm injection' by the pharmacies who never wanted to be in the loop, surprise, surprise.

    Why he thought that businesses in the health industry would want anything to do with this AND be legally responsible for implementing the lame brained 'regulations' is beyond me.

    Another Broad Fraud balls up.

    Sep 15th, 2016 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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