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Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 09:44 UTC

A view of the Falkland Islands by the British Consul in Uruguay

Katharine Felton next to the Stanley Welcome signpost  (Pic FB)

Katharine Felton writes the highlights of her one week experience in the archipelago. - Last week I visited the Falkland Islands for the first time - to learn more about the Islands and look at how their links with Uruguay, and vice versa, can be strengthened.

Saturday, April 9th 2016 - 16:13 UTC

EU and Mercosur agree to exchange market access offers in second week of May

Commissioner Malmström said that “enhancing trade conditions between the EU and Mercosur would bring important economic benefits to our economies”

The European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Foreign Minister of Uruguay, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the South American trading bloc Mercosur, agreed on Friday in Brussels on the next steps in the negotiations on an EU-Mercosur trade agreement.

Friday, April 8th 2016 - 07:28 UTC

Uruguay in Brussels to begin a crucial round of Mercosur/EU negotiations

Nin Novoa has a meeting scheduled with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and is expected to agree on dates for the formal exchange of proposals

Uruguay Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa is scheduled to begin this Friday in Brussels what is believed to be the last round of talks with the European Union to reach a wide ranging cooperation and trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union.

Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 09:52 UTC

Uruguay's Damiani has resigned from FIFA's Ethics committee

“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA”

Uruguay's Juan Pedro Damiani has resigned from FIFA's ethics committee after the Panama Papers showed his law firm acted as an intermediary for a disgraced FIFA official.“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA,” panel spokesman Marc Tenbuecken reported. The news was advanced by the Uruguayan media.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 07:33 UTC

Uruguay reaffirms allegiance to Mercosur but admits serious challenges

Mercosur is a fundamental legal milestone in regional integration, and a turning point in the history of member countries, said Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa during a conference celebrating the 25th anniversary, (March 1991), of the founding of the South American group, who nevertheless admitted serious challenges.

Friday, April 1st 2016 - 06:07 UTC

Total/Exxon/Mobil drilling offshore Uruguay a record-deep well; first since 1976

The well was spud at the “Raya/1” prospect in Block 14 by the Maersk/Venturer drilling ship

A consortium led by France's Total and U.S.-based super major ExxonMobil Corp started this week drilling for oil off Uruguay, Industry, Energy and Mining Minister Carolina Cosse announced. Uruguay is totally reliant on imports for its oil and has for decades tried to discover possible hydrocarbons resources both in the continent and offshore.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 06:37 UTC

FIFA chief Infantino arrives in Uruguay; supports 2030 World Cup in River Plate

“An important theme is whether the World Cup can be played in more than one country,” said Infantino. “I personally support it”.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino who on Tuesday will be in Uruguay, gave tentative backing to a joint World Cup bid by Argentina and Uruguay on Monday, suggesting the history of the two South American nations made them serious candidates to host the tournament in 2030.

Saturday, March 26th 2016 - 07:15 UTC

Mercosur prepares to celebrate 25th anniversary hoping it can be 'reborn' under Argentine leadership

The Asuncion Treaty, founding charter of Mercosur was passed on 26 March 1991, by the original founding members, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay

On Saturday 26 March the Asuncion Treaty, which gave birth to Mercosur, the Common Market of the South, will be 25, and even with celebration plans the mood of its members is not enthusiastic following years of “too much ideology” and “too little trade and business”, distant from the original idea and purpose.

Saturday, March 26th 2016 - 07:03 UTC

Mercosur and Unasur can't agree on a statement of support for Dilma Rousseff

“We do not interfere in the internal affairs of countries” stated the Paraguayan foreign minister Eladio Loizaga

The attempt by Uruguay to draft a strong Mercosur and Unasur resolution in support of embattled Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has foundered. Argentina is only prepared to express support for Brazil's institutions while Chile and Paraguay have balked at the idea of personalizing the issue in Rousseff and her Workers Party.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016 - 19:19 UTC

Doing business between Uruguay and United Kingdom

Ignacio de Paula, British Consul Katharine Felton, Gabriela Castro-Fontoura, Director of Sunny Sky Solutions and GBUA member, Florencia Malo

The Association of Graduates of British Universities (GBUA) together with the Association of Young Entrepreneurs (AJE Uruguay), organized a panel in which young Uruguayan entrepreneurs spoke about their experiences of doing business with the UK.

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