Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 09:13 UTC

Brazilian situation shows division among Unasur members

Uruguay is promoting a declaration demanding 'respect for the mandate and government of president Dilma Rousseff', said foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa.

Unasur, the Union of South American Nations is divided on how to address the Brazilian situation: while Uruguay, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia have agreed on a strong statement in support of president Dilma Rousseff, Argentina expressed 'institutional support' and Chile abstained.

Friday, March 18th 2016 - 03:03 UTC

It's official: Mercosur and EU will exchange offers for a trade accord on 8 April

“Both parties have to make concessions. Argentina is willing to do so and include more sectors, which would then be compensated if they are harmed” Braun said

Argentina is willing to “make concessions” in order to move forward with a free-trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union (EU), which will likely allow a greater export of agricultural produce, according to Argentina's Trade Secretary Miguel Braun who then reveled that trade offers will be exchanged on April 8.

Sunday, March 13th 2016 - 23:17 UTC

Mercosur/EU will exchange trade proposals in April, is announced in Argentina

“We are working hard in the EU and Mercosur for a positive exchange of offers to happen in April. It’s an ambitious but realistic goal”, Mogherini said

Mercosur and the European Union will exchange trade proposals in April, a key step for the long delayed trade and cooperation agreement between the two blocks and which has gained strength since the change of administration in Argentina with president Mauricio Macri.

Saturday, March 12th 2016 - 07:21 UTC

France's Total ready to begin drilling offshore Uruguay: risky project but it could be AN ”elephant''

Uruguay’s offshore potential has triggered a spurt of deal-making in recent months even as benchmark oil prices trade at 12-year lows.

France’s Total SA announced it is preparing to begin drilling one of its most important offshore exploration wells in the Americas this year as it hunts for a giant oil field in Uruguayan waters. A discovery could extend an exploration boom in a country that currently imports all of its oil and gas needs.

Monday, March 7th 2016 - 14:33 UTC

UK/Uruguay training and academic exchange program in science and math's education

UK ambassador Lyster-Binns, with Education Minister Maria Julia Muñoz, and the head of the Education Training Council (CFE) Ana Lopater in Maldonado

The United Kingdom and Uruguay are implementing a program in science education and innovation, part of an ambitious umbrella project which consists of a series of training opportunities offered by British experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for almost 100 teachers of primary and secondary school and teacher trainers, due to an agreement with CFE.

Monday, March 7th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

Montevideo/Falklands/Malvinas air link is “viable”, says ex Uruguayan president

Ex president Lacalle Herrera insisted that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable'

Uruguay's former president Luis Lacalle Herrera said that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable' and was optimistic about such an opportunity in the near future.

Monday, March 7th 2016 - 04:06 UTC

Tax agreement between United Kingdom and Uruguay

“It is a good deal for British and Uruguayan companies and individuals with interests in both countries”, said Ambassador Lyster-Binns to Uruguayan Vice President Nin Novoa

United Kingdom and Uruguay signed a convention to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion related to taxes on income and on capital. British Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns and the Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa signed the agreement in a ceremony at the Palacio Santos in Montevideo.

Friday, March 4th 2016 - 06:39 UTC

Argentina and Uruguay unable to arrest a Chinese flagged poaching jigger

 The jigger was radar detected last Tuesday early morning at the San Jorge Gulf illegally operating and was repeatedly warned in Spanish and English. (Pic LA file)

The Argentine Coast Guard and Uruguayan navy failed in capturing a Chinese flagged jigger poaching in the two countries shared waters. According to non official reports, two Argentine Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter plus a Uruguayan aircraft and vessel were involved in the attempt to arrest Hua Li 8.

Monday, February 29th 2016 - 09:31 UTC

Uruguay prepared to lead Mercosur/EU trade negotiations during the whole year

President Vazquez (R) and foreign minister Nin Novoa are expected to lead the Mercosur negotiating team to Brussels next April

Uruguay, now with the support from Argentina, is very much interested in advancing with the cooperation and trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union, and is planning for president Tabare Vazquez to attend a Brussels meeting with EU officials to emphasize the matter.

Saturday, February 27th 2016 - 03:47 UTC

Uruguay reaffirms Argentina's Malvinas claim and its commitment to Falkland Islanders 'interests'

Uruguay's position “consistent in time” is based on “the understanding that the Malvinas Islands issue is directly linked to the territorial integrity of States”

Uruguay's foreign ministry expressed on Friday its “most firm support” for the 'legitimate rights' of Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands, other insular territories in the South Atlantic and surrounding maritime spaces, currently administered by the United Kingdom.


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