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“EU tired of waiting” for Mercosur to Sign a Trade Agreement

Posted February 18, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


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.

The delegation is made up of MEPs Francisco Assis, David Borrelli and Carlos Zorrinho, and arrived in Paraguay where they met with president Horacio Cartes to strongly lobby for the pending EU/Mercosur agreement which has been ongoing since it took off in 1999.

”It’s a great honor to talk to the president of Paraguay. We discussed about Mercosur, the European Union, how they are advancing (or not) and prospects of closer relations between Paraguay and Europe“, said MEP Assis.

The lobbying delegation follows on recent statements from Germany’s foreign minister during his visit to Brazil, Peru and Colombia where he stated that Berlin, representing the most powerful country in Europe, is determined to ‘put pressure’ on Mercosur members to finally reach a free trade agreement with the South American block. Click here to read more.