The EU's relations with Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • 28/03/2014
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  • 04/02/2014
    169 65744 1 _blank The Spokesperson of the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the occasion of the 2nd High level Binational Dialogue between Dominican Republic and Haiti The Spokesperson of the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the occasion of the 2nd High level Binational Dialogue between Dominican Republic and Haiti /statements/docs/2014/140204_01_en.pdf 02/04/2014 09:56:00 02/04/2014 09:56:00 02/04/2014 09:56:00 nulldate 2014020409 European External Action Service 090126248b3e27eb N 090126248b3e27eb /statements/docs/2014/140204_01_en.pdf 590129 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140204_01_en.pdf 3 /statements/docs/2014/140204_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140204_01_es.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140204_01_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140204_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 28/01/2013
    EU-CELAC ACTION PLAN 2013-2015pdf

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The European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean have enjoyed privileged relations since the first bi-regional Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1999, which established a strategic partnership. They are natural partners linked by strong historical, cultural and economic ties. They co-operate closely at international level and maintain an intensive political dialogue at all levels – regional (the first EU-Community of Latin-American and Caribbean States summit was held in Santiago, Chile in January 2013), sub regional (Central America, the Caribbean , Andean Community and Mercosur) and, increasingly, at bilateral level.

Summits of the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) leaders take place biennially, the last one was held in Santiago , Chile, in January 2013, and the next one will take place in Brussels in 2015. 

HRVP Catherine Ashton has said: "The EU is following with interest the dynamics of Latin America and I believe we need to find even more ambitious ways of working together."

 

EU-CELAC -A Strategic Partnership for the 21st century

Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), launched in 2010, is a regional mechanism for political dialogue and cooperation encompassing for the first time all 33 LAC countries. It merged the Rio Group (political consultation forum) and CALC (“Cumbres América Latina y Caribe” – internal LAC Summits). From now on CELAC will be the EU's counterpart for the bi-regional partnership process, including at summit level.  

Apart from the biennial summits and regular Senior Officials’ Meetings, the EU and CELAC are pursuing a number of specific thematic dialogues and initiatives including:   

 

Latest European Union High Level visits to the region

EU-CELAC Leaflet pdf - 823 KB [823 KB] español (es) français (fr) português (pt)

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  • 11/10/2013
    53 12015 1 EU-CELAC seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility, Brussels EU-CELAC seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility, Brussels /lac/events/eu_celac_seminar/index_en.htm 10/11/2013 00:00:00 10/11/2013 00:00:00 10/11/2013 00:00:00 nulldate 2013101100 090126248a93ddda N 090126248ab2ca42 /lac/events/eu_celac_seminar/index_en.htm 7906 xml Y /lac/events/eu_celac_seminar/index_en.htm 1 /lac/events/eu_celac_seminar/index_en.htm /lac/events/eu_celac_seminar/index_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    EU-CELAC seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility, Brussels
  • 26/01/2013
    103 12015 1 1st EU- CELAC Summit / 7th EU-LAC Summit, Santiago de Chile, 26-27 January 2013 1st EU- CELAC Summit / 7th EU-LAC Summit, Santiago de Chile, 26-27 January 2013 /la/summits/2013/index_en.htm 01/26/2013 00:00:00 04/02/2008 00:00:00 01/26/2013 00:00:00 nulldate 2013012600 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 EU- CELAC Summit / 7th EU-LAC Summit, Santiago de Chile, 26-27 January 2013
  • 21/01/2013
    Catherine Ashton travels to Latin America

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