Tag: Mercosur

Saturday, September 24th 2016 - 08:02 UTC

Temer links Rousseff's removal with the drastic change in economic policy

Temer candidly admitted that it had become imperious to change the economic course since Brazil has been in the worst recession since the 1930s

Brazilian president Michel Temer addressing business leaders and foreign policy experts in New York earlier this week revealed another twist to the recent political events in the country which led to the impeachment and removal of his elected predecessor Dilma Rousseff.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 09:53 UTC

Brazil and Uruguay agree on a Mercosur with “a greater open integration”

“The meeting was positive and we agreed with president Temer that Uruguay will continue as coordinator of Mercosur trade talks with the EU” Vazquez was quoted

President Tabare Vazquez confirmed on Monday that Uruguay will continue as “coordinator” of discussions between Mercosur and the European Union to reach a wide ranging trade agreement.

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 06:44 UTC

Mercosur controversy moves to New York; Temer-Vazquez to address differences

The Vazquez administration has tried by all means to prevent fifth full member Venezuela from being ousted of Mercosur

The Mercosur controversy has moved to New York far away from the spotlights of regional media, since the presidents of the four founding members are scheduled to address the UN General Assembly this week, and are expected to hold a series of meetings on the sidelines of the major global event.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 08:25 UTC

Argentina (and Brazil) optimistic about a Mercosur/EU trade accord by the end of 2017

“It's an opportunity for Mercosur since none of the founding members is going to allow political problems to interfere with trade policy” said minister Braun

The current critical situation of Mercosur is an opportunity to strengthen and advance trade negotiations, which could include the long delayed accord with the European Union by the end of 2017, according to Argentina's Secretary of Commerce, Miguel Braun.

Thursday, September 15th 2016 - 10:40 UTC

Uruguay admits “consensus support” to remove Venezuela from Mercosur rotating chair

 “If Uruguay had opposed the declaration, Mercosur would have been in full paralysis” argued Cancela regarding the Mercosur consensus statement

Uruguay's deputy foreign minister Jose Luis Cancela said that if Uruguay had not complied with the other Mercosur three founding members' joint declaration ignoring Venezuela's presidency and demanding it complies with the group's legislation and treaties, “Mercosur would have been launched into a period of full paralysis”.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 08:28 UTC

Venezuela could lose Mercosur membership if it does not comply with the block's rules

      Venezuela is expected to must approve an estimated 300 rules and regulations, and incorporate some thirty international treaties by next December

Mercosur full members are working on a resolution calling on Venezuela to comply with all rules, regulations and international treaties of the block, which should be incorporated by next December, and if not the country could lose its membership, according to Uruguayan foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 09:55 UTC

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

Nin Novoa said that among the goods to be negotiates is beef, which is one of the main products because, “if it does not include beef, there won't be any agreement”

“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.

Friday, September 9th 2016 - 10:09 UTC

Mercosur insists in trade negotiations with EU despite Brazil and Venezuela situations

“The initiative is clearly political and should not interfere with negotiations for an agreement which the two blocks started discussing in 1999”, Loizaga said

Negotiations for a trade and cooperation agreement between Mercosur and the European Union must continue and should not be overshadowed by political issues such as the impeachment process in Brazil, pointed out Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga, following a motion by 15 Green Euro and United Left parliamentarians in Strasbourg to cancel discussions because of the “corruption contaminated” removal of Dilma Rousseff.

Monday, September 5th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Macri meets Temer in China; Brazilian president will visit Buenos Aires next month

The relationship with Temer is “very good and very positive,” a representative of Macri’s delegation as quoted by La Nación

Argentina's president Mauricio Macri greeted Brazil’s confirmed head of state Michel Temer for the first time since Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and removal last week as the two met briefly during the G20 summit taking place in China.

Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 04:38 UTC

Mercosur members who disagree and don't accept consensus “can walk out”...

“Mercosur members are well aware that the same way they decided to belong to the group, they can walk away...” said minister Loizaga

Paraguay said Mercosur will continue to function and is waiting for a reply from Uruguay to confirm a collegiate presidency of the block, until Argentina takes the helm at the end of the year. If not, “Mercosur members are well aware that the the same way they decided to belong to the group, they can walk away...”


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