As Brazil moves right, what is left for Europe in Latin America?

By |november 13th, 2018|Brazil, CELAC, EU-Brazil, EU-CELAC, EU-Mercosur, Jair Bolsonaro, Latin America, Mercosur, News|

Brazilian foreign policy under new President Jair Bolsonaro won’t focus on cooperation with neighbours in Latin America, so the EU should double down on its flexible approach to Latin America, says Gustavo Müller.

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EU-Mercosur deal still faces farm and auto hurdles, Brazil says

By |avgust 27th, 2018|Brazil, EU-Brazil, EU-Mercosur, meat imports, Mercosur, News|

Negotiators of a free trade deal between the European Union and South American bloc Mercosur want to wrap up by September, but differences over beef, sugar and the auto industry could dash those hopes, Brazilian foreign minister Aloysio Nunes said.

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Brazilian biofuel producers oppose further deforestation of the Amazon

By |april 6th, 2018|Amazon, Biofuels, Brazil, Climate Change, deforestation, Environmental NGOs, EU-Brazil, forests, News, reforestation, sugarcane|

The Brazilian Senate is considering lifting a ban on sugarcane production for ethanol fuel in the Amazon. The plan, supported by the country's president, has sparked protests from environmentalists and the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA.

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Brazil in push to bring EU-Mercosur deal to conclusion

By |avgust 31st, 2017|Brazil, EU-Brazil, EU-Mercosur, France, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Mercosur, News|

The EU and the South American bloc Mercosur are aiming to conclude their free trade negotiations by the end of 2017. Difficult bargaining lies ahead on bread-and-butter market access issues. A European tour by Brazil’s foreign minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira this week is aiming at building political capital to that end.

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EU says Brazil must ‘restore trust’ in meat exports

By |marec 28th, 2017|Brazil, EU-Brazil, Meat, meat imports, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

The European Union's health commissioner said on Monday (27 March) that Brazil will have to "restore trust" in its meat exports after being hit by a scandal over expired meat being passed off as fresh.

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