Republic of Argentina


Argentina, the 8th largest country in the world by surface, is the third economy of Latin America after Brazil and Mexico. With 41 million inhabitants, Argentina has a long tradition of European immigration which has led to strong economic, social and cultural transatlantic links.

The EU as a whole is its first partner in cooperation, its first investor and its second trade partner.

The Framework Trade and Economic Co-operation Agreement between the EU and Argentina entered into force in 1990. It includes as fundamental principles two recurrent cornerstones of our cooperation policy: the strengthening of democracy and human rights, as well as regional integration. The follow-up of the agreement entails periodic meetings of the EU-Argentina Joint Commission.

During the 1990s, some sectoral agreements were concluded in this framework on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and science and technology.

Existing ongoing dialogues include a dialogue on Human Rights, one on macroeconomic issues and one on weapons of mass destruction.

As a founding member of Mercosur, Argentina is also a recipient country in line with the priorities described in the Mercosur Regional Strategy Paper 2007 – 2013 . Regarding regional integration, the EU and Mercosur signed a Framework Co-operation Agreement in 1995 whose main objective is the preparation of an inter-regional association agreement.



  • 12/12/2012
    127 12015 1 1st CELAC-EU Summit /7th EU-LAC Summit, Santiago de Chile, 26-27 January 2013 1st CELAC-EU Summit / 7th EU-LAC Summit, Santiago de Chile, 26-27 January 2013 /la/summits/2013/index_en.htm 12/12/2012 00:00:00 04/02/2008 14:39:00 12/12/2012 00:00:00 nulldate 2012121200 090126248907ed03 N 090126248954cbbf /la/summits/2013/index_en.htm 14341 xml Y /la/summits/2013/index_en.htm 4 /la/summits/2013/index_en.htm /la/summits/2013/index_es.htm /la/summits/2013/index_fr.htm /la/summits/2013/index_pt.htm /la/summits/2013/index_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    1st CELAC-EU Summit / 7th EU-LAC Summit, Santiago de Chile, 26-27 January 2013
  • 08/11/2012
    420 12015 1 Embajador Díez Torres en la inauguración de la cátedra UE en la UCES Inauguración cátedra UE en UCES /delegations/argentina/press_corner/all_news/news/2012/20121108_catedra_uces_es.htm 11/08/2012 00:00:00 11/14/2012 15:22:00 11/08/2012 00:00:00 nulldate 2012110800 0901262488f888f4 N 0901262488f8ac16 /delegations/argentina/press_corner/all_news/news/2012/20121108_catedra_uces_es.htm 3051 xml N /delegations/argentina/press_corner/all_news/news/2012/20121108_catedra_uces_en.htm 1 /delegations/argentina/press_corner/all_news/news/2012/20121108_catedra_uces_es.htm /delegations/argentina/press_corner/all_news/news/2012/20121108_catedra_uces_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Inauguración cátedra UE en UCES español (es)

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