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  • 12/10/2014
    642 65744 1 _blank Local statement of the European Union concerning the events in Iguala and Tlatlaya Local statement of the European Union concerning the events in Iguala and Tlatlaya

    The EU Delegation expresses its deepest concerns over the latest news pertaining to the events occurred in Tlatlaya (State of México) and the crimes committed against a group of students from the Escuela Normal ("Normal School") of Ayotzinapa in Iguala (State of Guerrero). In this regard the EU Delegation welcomes the statements made by the federal authorities and the President of the Republic, in which it is assured that "upon these inhumane acts, there is no place for impunity", and the creation of monitoring committees in the Senate and in the Chamber of Representatives, related to the Iguala case.

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  • 06/06/2014
    390 65744 1 Declaración local de la UE sobre el asesinato del periodista Jorge Torres Declaración local de la UE sobre el asesinato del periodista Jorge Torres /delegations/mexico/documents/news/2014/20140606com_asesinato_periodista_es.pdf 06/06/2014 18:49:00 06/06/2014 18:49:00 06/06/2014 18:49:00 nulldate 2014060618 090126248c0c5f9e N 090126248c0c5f9e /delegations/mexico/documents/news/2014/20140606com_asesinato_periodista_es.pdf 17040 pdf N /delegations/mexico/documents/news/2014/20140606com_asesinato_periodista_en.pdf 1 /delegations/mexico/documents/news/2014/20140606com_asesinato_periodista_es.pdf /delegations/mexico/documents/news/2014/20140606com_asesinato_periodista_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 09/05/2014
    10 78611 1 _blank Fact sheet on Mexico, issued in occasion of the Europe Day celebration Fact sheet on Mexico, issued in occasion of the Europe Day celebration /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_mexico_en.pdf 05/09/2014 00:00:00 05/09/2014 00:00:00 05/09/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014050900 090126248c759190 N 090126248c759190 /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_mexico_en.pdf 1097374 pdf Y /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_mexico_en.pdf 1 /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_mexico_en.pdf /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_mexico_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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EU-Mexico relations

As Latin America's second largest economy, Mexico is an increasingly important regional and global player. Thanks to 2013's structural reforms, it is developing into a modern, competitive economy rooted in democracy and the rule of law.

In 1997, Mexico was the first Latin American country to sign an Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement with the EU. This “Global Agreement”, which took effect in 2000, covers

  • political dialogue
  • trade
  • cooperation.

One of its achievements has been to establish an EU-Mexico free trade area – a major boost to bilateral trade and investment.

Since 2008 Mexico has also been one of the EU's strategic partners - along with Brazil, one of only 2 in Latin America. This Partnership and the associated Joint Executive Plan have enabled Mexico and the EU to broaden their dialogue and deepen cooperation.

The EU and Mexico engage in a productive dialogue on multilateral and global issues including

  • climate change
  • sustainable development
  • international peace & security
  • democracy & human rights
  • global economic governance.

As a higher middle-income country, Mexico will not be receiving any bilateral EU development aid in future. Bilateral relations are moving towards partnership cooperation to promote shared values and interests, both at home and internationally.

The EU and Mexico are considering updating their Global Agreement, to take account of economic and political developments over the last 15 years and release the full potential of bilateral relations.