Tag: Mercosur

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 25th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

Mujica wishes Argentina and Macri 'the best', but has fears about 'institutional stability'

“From the deepest of my heart I wish things in Argentina turn out positive, the best possible for its future government and Mr. Macri”, said Mujica

Two days after Mauricio Macri's victory in Argentina, Uruguay's former president Jose Mujica wished Argentina “the best” with its new government, but also expressed fear about the 'institutional stability' of the country.

Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 08:20 UTC

EU and Mercosur will propose WTO an accord to end agriculture export subsidies

The European Union, Brazil together with Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and New Zealand will be making the presentation in Nairobi next December

The European Union and Brazil representing Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay), are proposing the World Trade Organization agree to end agricultural export subsidies at a meeting next month. The proposal backers also include New Zealand.

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 07:36 UTC

Brazil ready to sign an EU/Mercosur wide ranging trade agreement

“Mercosur proposal is ready and we are prepared to begin the exchange process immediately”, said minister Armando Monteiro in Sao Paulo

Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga is in Brussels holding a round of talks with different European Union officials regarding the trade and cooperation agreement with Mercosur, while in Brazil Industry and foreign trade minister Armando Monteiro announced that Mercosur was finally ready to advance with a wide range proposal.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 08:36 UTC

Latin America expanding at a “two-speed” rate: Pacific Alliance and Mercosur

The Spanish bank lowered all growth expectations for most countries of the region because of global uncertainty and poor performance of China's economy

Latin America is expanding at a 'two-speed' rate according to the latest report from the Spanish bank BBVA, pointing out that the Pacific Alliance is expected to grow 2.5% in 2015/16, while Mercosur will be lagging with a contraction of 2% to 1.5%.

Friday, November 13th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

Argentina the 'main obstacle' in reaching a trade accord with the EU, claims Uruguay

Uruguay Economy minister Astori said Argentina has been “the main obstacle” faced by Mercosur in reaching trade agreements

It's a fact, Argentina is the 'main obstacle' for Mercosur to advance in reaching a trade agreement with the European Union, and Venezuela, the latest incorporation to the group, is also hindering efforts, revealed Uruguay's Economy minister Danilo Astori during a conference on the country's investment prospects.

Wednesday, November 11th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

Uruguay hopeful of a more 'flexible' Argentina whoever wins on 22 November

Foreign minister Nin Novoa said Uruguay will insist with the different-speeds approach to agreements between Mercosur members and other countries.

The Uruguayan government is hopeful that with president Cristina Fernandez no longer at the helm of Argentina, as of 10 December, a more flexible attitude can be expected from the newly elected authorities, particularly regarding Uruguay's intention of signing trade agreements with third parties, if Mercosur is not interested in such commitment.

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.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015 - 02:24 UTC

Malvinas Forum, Uruguay chapter with new coordinator and agenda

“Our task is for the UK to comply with the UN resolution and engage in discussions with Argentina: it's not much but it means a lot”, said Luis Rosadilla

The Malvinas Forum, chapter Uruguay, which supports Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands, held a meeting to commemorate the UN General Assembly resolution of 1965, name new authorities and prepare the agenda of activities for next year.


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