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Montevideo, February 8th 2023 - 13:58 UTC

Tag: Christian Leffler

  • Thursday, July 16th 2015 - 09:28 UTC

    Paraguay, as chair of the group, determined to return Mercosur to 'its roots'

    “The idea of the meeting was to elaborate on how to return Mercosur to its roots, that is its trade and commercial profile and less politics” said Loizaga.

    Paraguay is committed to return Mercosur to 'its roots', reach an agreement on some of the original fundamentals, eliminate restrictions to inter-trade and strongly promote the trade accord with the European Union. This is scheduled to take place in the coming six months once Paraguay is handed Mercosur' chair at the group's midyear presidential summit that begins on Thursday in Brasilia.

  • Monday, July 6th 2015 - 08:49 UTC

    Uruguay looking to increase trade and investments with India

    President Tabare Vazquez is planning to visit India next year. Despite potential trade between Uruguay and India is minimal

    Uruguay's president Tabare Vazquez is planning to visit India next year, while foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa is scheduled to attend the India-Latin-American conference next October. The move is seen as an effort by Uruguay to increase its trade opportunities and access new markets, given the current difficulties to forge an agreement with the European Union.

  • Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - 06:13 UTC

    Mercosur summit will establish 'action plan' to speed discussions with Europe

    “Discussions with the EU continue to advance. We're planning a meeting next September between Mercosur members”, said Nin Novoa

    The Mercosur Council will establish an “action plan” at the next Mercosur presidential summit scheduled for 16/17 July in Brasilia, when the group's chair for the next six months will be handed to Paraguay by Brazil. Other issues on the agenda besides making Mercosur more flexible include addressing the 'special regimes' and the 'free trade zones' in the area, revealed Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 10:03 UTC

    Mercosur/EU officials will assess trade talks in Brussels on 11 June

    Malmstrom “has invited Mercosur members for a meeting on 11 June”, indicated the European Commission spokesperson

    Mercosur foreign ministers will be meeting in June with the European Union Trade Commissionaire Cecilia Malmstrom to 'assess' the current negotiations for a comprehensive trade and cooperation agreement. The meeting in Brussels will be on the sidelines of the EU-Celac (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) summit, the first at ministerial level since January 2013

  • Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 08:25 UTC

    EU waiting for a signal from Mercosur for the trade deal, says Brussels official

    Christian Leffler attended the OAS assembly in Paraguay

    “There is no sense in holding discussions if both sides are not ready” and there are no dates for a meeting of European Union and Mercosur negotiators, revealed the EU External Action Service Director Christian Leffler who nevertheless expects a positive result in the near future.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2012 - 01:09 UTC

    Setback for Spain: EU confirms trade talks with Mercosur, including Argentina

    Mercosur is an association of four countries, said European External Action Service (EEAS) Christian Leffler

    A member of the European Union assured it is not possible to negotiate an agreement between the EU and Mercosur without Argentina, as the Spanish Government planned after the country’s decision to expropriate YPF.