The European Union and the Latin America and Caribbean region have enjoyed privileged relations since the first bi-regional Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1999, which established a strategic partnership between the two regions. They are natural partners linked by strong historical, cultural and economic ties. They co- operate closely at the international level and maintain an intensive political dialogue at all levels – regional, subregional and, increasingly, at bilateral level. Read paper.
Antonio Tajani, at the time of this publication, was Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry.
This document is a contribution to the June 2014 edition of the newsletter of the EU-LAC Foundation dedicated to SMEs.