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

Monday, February 29th 2016 - 09:31 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • L0B0MAU

    The farmers from the 1st world countries mostly depend upon the subsidies and protections from their governments / blocks.

    Instead; they should be given subsidies & incentives - not only by their own govts. but also by the govts. in South America - to cultivate the lands in the Underdeveloped Americas where the farming areas are much bigger, the costs of farming & living are much lower than Europe and the climate is more suitable for farming during longer periods [throughout a year].

    This can create a win-win situation for the concerned countries and will promote mutual growth.

    Feb 29th, 2016 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • merlin

    And it really could and should happen.
    Unfortunately Latam is full of countries which exist more or less in name only,if the UN had ,as it should have,produced a list of Nations by degree of Sovereignty then all that could be said of them is that they would,on average,be marginally better than similar African pseudo-nations.
    If you want external investment there is loads of it out here and available,but it's owners are not going to pour it into some sort of political black hole.
    Try generating accurate voters rolls and conducting free and fair elections,remembering that modern states are not governed by colour,class,creed or tribe.

    Feb 29th, 2016 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton


    lets hope that the unmighty EU is still around to trade with next year..

    Feb 29th, 2016 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    “The farmers from the 1st world countries mostly depend upon the subsidies and protections from their governments / blocks.”

    Not all countries L0B0MAU, but yes Europe and the US do excel at this. The problem is that people see farmland as a bastion of sovereignty hence why English has a saying 'selling the farm'.

    Feb 29th, 2016 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • merlin

    What happens is that we lower the tariffs on their agricultural produce,produced with a labour cost lower than slavery,but they keep their tariffs sky high on anything from us from Benzes to electronics and services.
    They really have to learn that the so-called wealthy nations are not particularly anxious to relinquish their status,but on the other hand,its a club anyone can join,with patience and application.
    Plus stability and very near zero corruption.
    If you cant afford the subs you cant join the clubs,as my old guv'nor once said.

    Feb 29th, 2016 - 10:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BM

    unfortunately the lefties that rule Uruguay are totally inept they cant even collect from the streets they bankrupted the oil company public education and security have deteriorated badly. What is even worst most of the population is seriously retarded 55% voted the clown Mujica. forget Uruguay they will continue their siesta for decades

    Mar 01st, 2016 - 12:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Perhaps a miracle will happen.

    Mar 01st, 2016 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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