Attempts to relaunch long-stalled EU Mercosur free trade negotiations have not materialised at the EU-CELAC summit yesterday and today, despite hopes to that end. However, both parties have vowed to deliver an ‘exchange of offers’ in the last quarter of 2015. Chances that this happens are low, as explained here.
China has understood the strategic importance of Latin America and made it part of its current ‘One Belt One Road’ strategy aimed at increasing China’s connectivity with the emerging world. As Chinese investors play an increasing role in the Latin American economies, what role will there be for Europeans in …
Seal the long-stalled EU Mercosur trade deal or accept Brazil’s and South America’s turn to China and away from a liberal world order, argues Mikael Wigell from the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.