The EU Upgrades Brazil

Vladimir Torres
Published: Wednesday, 07/11/2007 12:00 am EDT

The European Union is the world's paradigm for regional integration. For all the difficulties it has encountered along the way–and there are many more to come–the 50-year-old process has no parallel and is remarkable in its achievements. With its strong supranational institutions, the EU knows the advantages of negotiating en-bloc and would certainly aspire to find interlocutors with the same capacity. In its relations with Latin America, the EU has favoured dealing with the Central American Integration System (SICA), with the Andean Community (CAN), and with the Common Market of the South, Mercosur.

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