Tag: Mercosur

Wednesday, January 27th 2016 - 06:42 UTC

Parlasur could invite Falklanders', but first Macri must cracks the “chavista axis”

The initiative is from Alberto Asseff a member of Parlasur who responds to Sergio Massa, and considers himself a Falklands' expert

The Argentine representation in the Mercosur parliament, Parlasur, is considering inviting a group of 'kelpers' Falklands/Malvinas lawmakers, 'to listen to their needs and promote cooperation, but in the framework of Argentina's unrenounceable sovereignty claim over the Islands'.

Monday, January 4th 2016 - 06:35 UTC

Argentine ex foreign minister Taiana speaker of Mercosur parliament during 2016

 This year Argentina holds the temporary presidency of the Mercosur parliament, Taiana thus succeeds Saul Ortega, from Venezuela, who was speaker in 2015.

Argentina's former foreign affairs minister under ex president Cristina Fernandez, Jorge Taiana has been nominated speaker of the Mercosur Parliament in Montevideo, as of this month and year.

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 - 09:17 UTC

Macri's priorities: Mercosur, trade agreement with EU and the Pacific Alliance

“We haven’t done enough. We don’t want a two-speed Mercosur. It’s time for us to step on the gas,” Macri said.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri pledged full support for Mercosur which he defined as a 'long term strategic project', called for a quick trade agreement with the European Union and closer ties with 'our partners from the Pacific Alliance'.

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 - 08:02 UTC

Argentina's Falklands' claim and rejection of oil activities reiterated at the 'new' Mercosur summit

This is the first regional document related to the Falkland Islands Argentine claim since Mauricio Macri took office last 10 December.

Mercosur full and associate members ended their Paraguay summit signing six joint statements, one of which in support of Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and rejecting 'non authorized' hydrocarbons exploration in the Argentine continental shelf. This is the first regional document related to the Falkland Islands Argentine claim since Mauricio Macri took office last 10 December.

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015 - 15:29 UTC

Chile calls for a South American convergence; pledges to bring together Mercosur and Pacific Alliance

“Since its beginnings Mercosur has benefited Chile quite a bit; 48% of Chile's foreign investment is in countries belonging to Mercosur” said Bachelet

Chilean president Michelle Bachelet called for “a convergence among governments” of South America despite the “political and ideological differences”, and anticipated that Chile will strongly promote the rapprochement between Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance.

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015 - 14:31 UTC

Brazil welcomes and supports Macri's policies regarding the dollar and trade

“A realistic exchange rate policy is very important, because it will help boost the relations between members of Mercosur” said minister Armando Monteiro

The Brazilian government has welcomed Argentina's realistic foreign exchange policy unifying the Argentine peso exchange rate, saying the latest economic measures taken by the Mauricio Macri administration will be “very positive” for the commercial relationship between the two countries.

Monday, December 21st 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Mercosur summit agenda includes trade, energy, human rights; Venezuela's Maduro absent

“We need to reform some of Mercosur statutes, return to the roots. All ministers put out their points of view and we agreed that team work is needed”, said Loizaga.

Paraguay foreign minister Eladio Loizaga advanced some of the issues that will addressed on Monday's Mercosur presidential summit, when all of the members of the group's heads of state have confirmed their attendance, except Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, plus leaders from associate members.

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.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 07:10 UTC

Ambassador Castro thanks all those British who support the Malvinas Question

The Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro responds from the podium to the applause received after her speech

Argentine ambassador in London, Alicia Castro was a guest speaker at the Latin America conference held at the TUC headquarters, alongside other well known political and trade union figures.Her speech was met with a standing ovation from an audience of over 500 British attendants, whom she thanked for supporting Argentina on the Malvinas Question and in the litigation with the speculative or 'vulture' funds.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 - 11:08 UTC

Macri to meet Rousseff Friday: trade, Mercosur and Venezuela in the agenda

Macri promised during the electoral campaign, and following victory, that the 'democratic clause' must be applied to Venezuela

Next Friday Argentine president elect Mauricio Macri will be travelling to Brasilia to meet with president Dilma Rousseff, which will be the incoming leader's first overseas trip.


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