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The EU and Latin America:

Political and Economic Trends in Times of Global Uncertainty
Publisher: 
IAI
City: 
Rome
Volume, number, page: 
n.14, pp.1-9.
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Abstract: 
The conference “Managing Multiple Crises in Times of Global Uncertainty: the EU and Latin America in comparison”, was organized on 16 April 2018. It brought together experts, academics and journalists from both Europe and Latin America to discuss the multifaceted crises that have recently been affecting the countries of the two regions, in order to define a roadmap for closer regional cooperation. Both Latin America and the European Union have been hit hard by the global financial crisis and its social consequences, and both have witnessed the rise of populist forces triggered by social discontent – albeit in various forms and with different agendas. The complex and multidimensional nature of the current global context offers considerable scope for stronger EU–Latin America cooperation and for common political ground

EU Relations with Latin America :

From Social Resilience to Global Governance
Publisher: 
IAI
City: 
Rome
Volume, number, page: 
16 : 3.
Abstract: 
This event explored the relations between the European Union and Latin America in the framework of a wider transatlantic cooperation. In an age where chaos and crisis is proliferating, the links between the EU and Latin America offer much potential for closer cooperation and a joint contribution to a peaceful and rules based international order. This conference brought together key policy-makers and experts from both academia and civil society to discuss new challenges and opportunities of cooperation between the EU and Latin America as well as how powers on both sides of the Atlantic can join forces to find multilateral solutions to new global challenges.

Decoupling Trade from Politics:

The EU and Region-Building in the Andes
City: 
Roma
Volume, number, page: 
18 p.
Category: 
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Abstract: 
In its external relations, the EU advances regional cooperation as a successful means of achieving peace and prosperity. In doing so, the EU promotes its own model as the most successful case of regional integration. A wide-reaching set of instruments, spanning from trade to political dialogue and aid, is used to promote regional cooperation and integration. Noneheless, regional organisations supported by the EU are far from accomplishing their set objectives. Using as a test case the Andean Community, the oldest Latin American regional organisation and a prominent case of EU support for regional integration, this paper examines the reasons behind the EU’s lack of impact in promoting regional integration. Stemming from this analysis, the paper proposes a recalibration of EU policy by decoupling trade relations from political engagement and by increasing support for physical and visible integration as opposed to formal institutions detached from the perceived needs of the public.
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