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Uruguay insists with the EU trade accord, even leaving Mercosur aside

Monday, April 20th 2015 - 23:41 UTC
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Uruguay's president Tabare Vazquez announced that when he meets with Brazil's Dilma Rousseff next month, they will consider as a priority how to get the Mercosur-European Union talks for a trade agreement rolling again. Read full article


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  • Condorito

    Good sense from Vazquez. Get your superior quality beef and dairy products in to Europe. If Argentina doesn't want in, all the more quotas for you.

    Apr 21st, 2015 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    About time, 'No Money Pepe', who like 'Breakdowns R Us' thinks of everybody els before Uruguay, did fuck all to move it forward.

    'I tell you this while I tell you that' is the old cunt's motto.

    Vasquez may succeed even with DumbAss Dilma to slow him down.

    We shall see, he may even make it before he is out of office again.

    Apr 21st, 2015 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Here's a straightforward first step. Get rid of argieland. Consider, on one 'side' there is the well-respected and wealthy United Kingdom. On the 'side' there is the unrespected, corrupt, debt-ridden, poverty-raddled argieland. Is mercosur anticipating that argieland will comply with rules, regulations and terms of contracts? Including paying? Why would argieland suddenly change?

    Next step, British-flagged vessels must be able to dock wherever is convenient. Say goodbye to the argie embargo.

    Ports and airports must become completely secure zones. No 'civilians'. The south american practice of combining military airfields with civilian airports has to change. No combination means no civilians (terrorists) where they can attack foreign aircraft or vessels.

    It may be necessary to purchase such things as offshore patrol vessels in order to fend off argie pirates.

    Easy really. Then there'll be the straightforward presence of EU-appointed inspectors. No point in shipping stuff all the way to Europe if it's unacceptable and will have to be shipped back.

    Since Condorito has mentioned beef and dairy, start with 50 kg/50 litre shipments for testing. No point in sending more as it will probably not meet European standards.

    Apr 21st, 2015 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Beef and dairy products....great news for the European farmers....Not...
    More subsidised Rapeseed fields that nobody needs, then.....

    Apr 21st, 2015 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    As I predicted many years ago Brazil and Uruguay will leave MercoSur in the dust and negotiate their own FTA.
    Now that U has a decent person running the country I am sure he'll be knocking on the USA door too.
    Brazil is pretty desperate, they've got to get an agreement with the EU to get their trade preferences back that they lost 2 yrs ago.

    There's a split coming to SoAm, there will be aligned countries doing well and unaligned countries failing with dictatorial rulers taking away their rights.
    Watch and see.

    Apr 21st, 2015 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    The split has already happened.

    The Pacific Alliance is already leaving Mercosur in the dust in trade and growth.

    You watch the hijacking attempt in the name of the grand patria and all that Latin American brotherhood that has never done the average citizen any good at all.

    Apr 21st, 2015 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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