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“EU tired of waiting” for Mercosur to sign a trade agreement; Paraguay a trusted partner

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 19:30 UTC
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The European Union is tired of waiting for Mercosur to sign a free trade agreement, according to a delegation of Euro members of Parliament visiting Paraguay, a country which they consider a trusted 'ally' in trying to establish closer links with Europe. Read full article


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  • Briton

    Push them,,Push them you fools,
    before those Greeks and brits pull the plug,


    Feb 17th, 2015 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    “Mujica's seduction policy towards the administration of president Cristina Fernandez was rather spastic in achievements, with a long collection of affronts from the arrogant leader next door.”

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    ”Historically EU has always stood by Paraguay

    and how historically long are we talking abt,
    its only been around for abt 70 years,
    and even then as a C/M

    historically inaccurate then.

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Argentina dragging down MercoSur as always.

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    Very simply, agreements are already being concluded with individual nations such as ours, and EU member states.

    If Mercosur / Mercosul cannot agree on a common EU policy ( surprise, surprise ), then let them get out of the way for individual nation agreements to continue to flourish.

    Frankly the EU-centric free trade and passport zone idea bounced around here in LATAM is not going to work with some countries. Given the current security concern in Europe, even the much heralded the Schengen agreement is being called into question today.

    Imagine a truck loaded with contraband, drugs, weapons, etc. here being able to drive unchallenged from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego.

    Absolute nonsense.

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    a spanner in the works? Industria Argentina

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Let’s not be that naive and think for a moment. It can’t be all Argentina's fault. Brazil has a industrial class that is very alike the Argentine UIA.

    Argentina has foreign reserves barely enough to import a box of toothpicks, its economy is overdue a massive devaluation by 2016, how can a trade agreement with the EU really affect a trade balance of Argentina ?

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 12:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Do not be silly. The agreement only depends on Europe. End up with restrictions on primary and secondary markets and the free trade agreement will be signed.

    Now, if you think it will open the South American market for their products without a tertiary counterpart, you better go for help in Russia!

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    A new hand up Brasshole's asshole and better English. That a boy (?) brasshole.

    Chill and have a sip of water

    Taps start to run dry in Brazil’s largest city

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Two politicians from broke Portugal and one from the undemocratic EU version of Italy. Wasn't it just the other day that mercoplop was waiting for the EU? The thing about the EU is that it's a lot like a train. It costs too much, it's always late and it's rarely going where you want it to.

    The UK is now paying more than £55 million PER DAY to 'belong' to the EU dictatorship. Looking through the 'rules', it's difficult to see what a 'member' is allowed to do of its own volition. Looking through the 'rules' of various 'clubs', the norm seems to be that, if you want to leave, end your membership, etc, you tear up your membership card, stop paying your subscription and never go there again. But not with the wonderful EU. Oh no. You have to get every other member to agree, negotiate what will happen to their citizens who entered our country to get benefits they've never paid for and wait for at least 2 years, whilst still paying contributions and abiding by 'their' rules. I don't understand why there has to be a 'rule' in a treaty about leaving. What's wrong with taking the treaty, tearing it into small pieces, saying 'We're out!' and spending more than £55 million a day on something else? More than £20 billion a year. We could buy more than 160 extra Eurofighter Typhoons. Another 6 Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. Navalised Typhoons? More than 50 Type 26 frigates. Another 15 Type 45 destroyers. 4,000 Challenger 2 main battle tanks. The cost of the four brand-new Successor class ballistic missile submarines.

    @7. It might get one!

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Didn't Argentina usurp a piece of Paraguay?

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    A big piece at that.

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Don't forget Chile

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    And Bolivia.

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    They all need to consolidate against Argentina.

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    But 'Conquest' was a legal method of obtaining territory in the 19th century.

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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