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Monday, December 21st 2015 - 06:50 UTC

Mercosur identifies 80 intra-trade non tariff barriers and discuss their elimination

Gauto said Paraguay proposed that the list of identified barriers should not be permanent or definitive, but rather open and flexible

Mercosur members have identified over eighty non tariff barriers currently effective in intra-trade and have agreed on their gradual elimination, a proposal to be considered by the group's presidential summit when they meet Monday in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Saturday, December 12th 2015 - 02:55 UTC

All presidents confirmed attendance of Mercosur summit, including Macri and Maduro

Paraguay's Cartes will be handing the Mercosur chair for the next six months to Uruguay's Tabare Vazquez

The presidents of Mercosur member-countries have confirmed attendance to the group's summit scheduled for next 21 December and hosted by Paraguay, the country that currently holds the rotating chair, according to diplomatic sources in Asuncion.

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 05:55 UTC

Mercosur waiting for EU proposal; summit to be held at Conmebol convention centre

“It's the European Commission that has to say when; the ball is on their side, if they decide to advance” Mercosur is ready said Rigoberto Gauto

Mercosur is waiting for the European Union to decide when to begin the exchange of tariff-reduction proposals with the purpose of reaching an encompassing trade and cooperation agreement, despite France's objections to the move, said Rigoberto Gauto, Paraguay's deputy foreign minister. Paraguay currently holds the Mercosur chair and leads negotiations with Brussels.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 08:22 UTC

Mercosur ready to begin political negotiations for the trade agreement with the European Union

“Mercosur transmitted in Brussels its political decision to begin those negotiations. The ball in now in the EU court”, said Loizaga

Mercosur is only waiting for the European Union to begin the political negotiations on the long delayed overall trade agreement, announced Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga in Asunción, just back from Brussels where he met with EU and Belgian officials.

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Setback for president Cartes: center-left coalition takes control of Paraguay's capital Asunción

TV presenter Mario Ferreiro defeated incumbent Arnaldo Samaniego (R) 50.99% to 40.56%, according to official results with all ballots counted.

Paraguay’s ruling conservative party lost the mayor’s office in the capital Asunción on Sunday in a surprise midterm setback for President Horacio Cartes. Popular TV presenter Mario Ferreiro defeated incumbent Arnaldo Samaniego of the president’s Colorado party, 50.99% to 40.56%, according to official results with all ballots counted.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 11:26 UTC

OAS observers for Paraguay municipal election on 15 November

Paraguay Representative before OAS, Elisa Ruiz, reaffirmed her country's confidence in OAS and the role the observers will play at the municipal election

The Organization of American States (OAS) will deploy an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) for the 15 November municipal elections in Paraguay, according to the agreement signed between OAS and Paraguay.

Wednesday, November 4th 2015 - 08:18 UTC

Mercosur summit on 21 December; Uruguay takes the helm for next six months

The announcement was done by Paraguayan foreign minister Eladio Loizaga following a meeting with the ambassadors from the group's member countries

Mercosur heads of state next summit is scheduled for 21 December in Asunción, Paraguay, the country currently holding the group's chair. At the meeting the six-month rotating chair will be handed to Uruguay for the first half of 2016.

Wednesday, October 21st 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Mercosur and EU closer to begin negotiations; exchange of proposals will be under reserve

Loizaga said negotiations are always closed, “but we will make them public once proposals are exchanged and talks begin”

Once Mercosur and the European Union conclude their exchange of goods and tariff reduction proposals for the long awaited trade agreement, contents of the deal will be kept in reserve while negotiations are ongoing, with no access to media or public opinion, anticipated Paraguayan foreign minister Eladio Loizaga.

Wednesday, September 9th 2015 - 07:29 UTC

Paraguay refuses to acknowledge US$ 85m debt from dictator's time

“There is a position to repudiate this debt and we will defend it strongly,” Attorney General Roberto Moreno told a press conference

Paraguay’s three branches of government agreed on Monday that Asuncion bears no obligation to repay $85 million borrowed by a representative of the late Gen. Alfredo Stroessner during the waning years of the 1954-1989 military regime.

Thursday, August 13th 2015 - 03:37 UTC

Mercosur's Paraguay meeting to iron out proposal to present to Europe

The meeting in Asunción will be headed by Rigoberto Gauto, who is currently the Mercosur coordinator since Paraguay holds this half year the rotating chair.

Technical teams from Mercosur country members are scheduled to meet next Tuesday in Paraguay to iron out the final proposal to be presented by the group to the European Union for the long delayed trade and cooperation agreement. The meeting in Asunción will be headed by Rigoberto Gauto, who is currently the Mercosur coordinator since Paraguay holds this half year the rotating chair.

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