Europe and Latin America: in need of a new paradigm

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Series Details No.116, February 2013
Publication Date 27/02/2013
ISSN 2172-5829
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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.

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