MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, September 28th 2023 - 01:26 UTC



Brazil hopeful an EU/Mercosur trade accord can be concluded this year

Saturday, April 6th 2013 - 03:44 UTC
Full article 10 comments

Brazilian Foreign minister Antonio Patriota said he was hopeful that the European Union and Mercosur could advance this year towards a trade agreement they have been negotiating so far unsuccessfully for almost fifteen years and also warned about the coming EU/US trade talks for a comprehensive accord. Read full article


Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Britworker

    Yes, unfortunately Brazil, some of your fellow leaders in south america are a bit of a concern and not condusive to safe business agreements.

    Apr 06th, 2013 - 07:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shed-time

    Must have sustained some kind of head injury.

    Apr 06th, 2013 - 09:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    1- Yep - one at the top end and one at the bottom end of South America.

    Apr 06th, 2013 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Go it alone Brazil, you have better chances

    Apr 06th, 2013 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “they have been negotiating so far unsuccessfully for almost fifteen years” and are half-way there.

    Mmmm. Doesn't that mean it will be very much longer than this year for a resolution, if ever?

    The EU / US agreement will make this one a non-event.

    Apr 06th, 2013 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Still campaigning against this. Don't mind Brazil or Chile or Paraguay or even Colombia. Not having argieland or Uruguay or Venezuela or Ecuador or Peru.

    Apr 06th, 2013 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    6- Dont be to hard on little Uruguay! They are 3.5million surrounded on 2 land sides by 40 million crazy Argies and same lot control, their deepwater port access and dredging - they have to smarm around them
    quite a bit! They are still a nice friendly people and fair in their real dealings with the Falklands - trade and shipping is no problem.

    Apr 06th, 2013 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7 You are too ready to excuse. Let me remind you of the events of 13-17 December 1939. The German (nazi) heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee was found, pursued and then engaged by three British cruisers. One of the British cruisers (Exeter) was badly damaged and was forced to retire. However, the Graf Spee had also been damaged and sought refuge in Montevideo. “Little” Uruguay played its part by insisting on compliance with Article 12 of the 13th Hague Convention. Not necessarily the easiest thing to do under the threat of 6 11-inch and 8 5.9-inch guns. Now here's some thoughts. Could Graf Spee have made it to Buenos Aires? How would argieland, with Hitler's pal Peron in charge, have reacted? Were the borders any different then? Wasn't Uruguay surrounded on 2 land sides by argies? And yet “little” Uruguay had the guts to do the right thing. And how are things different? If Uruguay, quietly, asked for British assistance, I'm sure they would get it. Instead it takes part in illegitimate acts. Not only against the Islands, but also against Paraguay. Tell 'em. If Uruguay repudiates argieland's claims to the Islands and mercosur's actions against Paraguay and asks for British assistance, the whole picture could change. As a thought, British equipment could arrive to dredge its channels. It could remember who brokered the treaty that created Uruguay. It could show latin america that argieland lies and that Uruguay believes in democracy and freedom. Freedom is never “free”. It has to be bought, fought and paid for. Often with blood and lives. Britain has done this for centuries. It takes guts. Is Uruguay short on guts? Or has it forgotten what “the right thing” is?

    Apr 07th, 2013 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @8 Conqueror

    There you go, the all too predictable rant off at a country of less than 3 million (census 2011, the wife and I are in it) when the population of London is 8.175 million.

    So you expect Uruguay to take on 2/3 of the whole of the UK if it were to tackle AR?

    Just WTF are you on? You are a real cnut at times.

    Apr 07th, 2013 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia “Peron in charge” in 1939. Presumably he was executing authority all the way from Italy. I'm surprised that even you would attempt such a massive rewrite of history.

    As usual you post just confirms what a violent and disturbed person you are!

    Apr 08th, 2013 - 02:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!