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Latin Americans at the EU’s door

Latin Americans at the EU's door

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On the one hand, Thirty-three nations gathered in the Community of Latin Americans and Caribbean States (Celac), a political forum. On the other hand twenty-eight member countries of the European Union (EU) are gathering. Overall, a third of the UN and 1.4 billion people. The EU-Celac summit, held in Brussels on Wednesday 10 and Thursday, June 11, will be judged by the number of Heads of State and Government in the family photo and results.

The Italian Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, held at the Summit: unlike that which preceded his post – the British Labour Catherine Ashton – she has made the European-Latin American relationship one of her priorities. “She has a Latin tropism” says a South American diplomat.

Even grouped in the Celac, Latin Americans do not speak with one voice laments Luis Guillermo Solis, president of Costa Rica: “Besides the Celac various regional integration spaces are competing. “Mr. Solis nevertheless recalls that the negotiations between Central America and the EU for an agreement had promoted reconciliation between the six small countries of the isthmus. “In Latin America, we do not arrive to consider transfer of sovereignty to supranational bodies ..

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