|Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior [FRIDE]
|FRIDE - Europe and the World order
|No.116, February 2013
|Journal | Series | Blog
The relationship between Latin America and the European Union (EU) needs a new paradigm, with tools and strategies to tackle current and future challenges. European-Latin American relations are no longer what they once were. With China’s rise, the EU begins to lose relevance for the region at a time when Southern Europe begins to share some of Latin America’s problems.
The two regions are at opposite ends of the spectrum: Europe’s relative decline coincides with the ascent not only of Brazil and Mexico, but also of middle powers such as Colombia and Peru. Yet, in bot regions there is a growing trend towards greater internal fragmentation. Latin America’s relative rise and Europe’s gradual decline are changing the cooperation paradigm. This calls for a fresh look at the relationship.
|Countries / Regions
|Europe, South America