Jul 17, 2022
In Fashion Forum
Materials, integrates principles of transparency and sustainable mining Last Database practices. Note: This article is an extract from «The strategic autonomy of the European Union: where does Latin America stand?», Working Paper No. 65, Fundación Last Database Carolina, Madrid, 2022, available at http://www.fundacioncarolina. and...The agreement between Mercosur and the European Union supposes a handshake driven by geopolitics more than by trade. Between US protectionism and Last Database Chinese expansion, both blocs are trying to position themselves strategically in the world market. In the midst of the covid-19 and climate change crises, the Last Database agreement between the blocs should highlight aspects related to sustainability and associative criteria that transcend commercial objectives. Mercosur-European Last Database Union Agreement: changing the perspective In June 2019, after more than 20 years, the negotiations for an association agreement between the European Union and the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) finally culminated. At the G-20 Last Database summit in Osaka, the merger of the two regional alliances was announced as creating the world's largest free trade zone. However, the agreement was probably driven less by trade than by geopolitics: between US protectionism and Chinese expansion, both blocs are trying to position themselves strategically in the world market. However, the European Union has so far Last Database squandered the opportunity to set sustainable alternative standards in the midst of global crises. Mercosur-European Union relations Mercosur was established in 1991 through an agreement signed by Last Database Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay and today has Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador as associated states (the full membership of Venezuela, which joined the bloc in 2012, was permanently suspended in 2017). The project, which provided for free internal trade and common external tariffs and was complemented by Last Database democratic control bodies such as the Parlasur regional parliament (founded in 2005), was clearly inspired by the European model. Mercosur has always suffered from economic asymmetries between the G-20 countries, Brazi.