This Thursday (5), at 4 pm, the BDF transmits the live “Mercosur-European Union Agreement: where is it going?”, which promotes the debate on the possible partnership between the European Union and Mercosur.
Negotiated for more than two decades, the agreement between Mercosur and the European Union was signed two years ago, but has not yet entered into force. It still needs to be endorsed by the member countries of the blocs — and to overcome environmental and social concerns.
With the advance of deforestation in the Amazon and the Cerrado, European congressmen question the possibility of signing an agreement with Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil. The situation is even more sensitive with the advance of climate change.
Another point of conflict is a possible reform of the Common External Tariff, which unifies taxes paid on imports made by Mercosur countries. The agenda is the object of disagreement between Argentina and Brazil, the two largest economies in Mercosur.
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Organized by the Brazilian Foreign Policy Observatory of the Federal University of ABC and the Friedrich Ebert Brazil Foundation, the event will be attended by Markus Krajewskio, jurist and professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, as well as a specialist at the German and European Parliament; Adhemar Mineiro, economist and doctoral candidate at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ); Lucas Tasquetto and Giorgio Romano, professors of International Relations at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC).
Edition: Arturo Hartmann