Bruxelles, 26/11/2021 - 11:35, UNIQUE ID: 190410_7
The European Union (EU) and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are essential partners in today’s challenging global context. The two regions have developed one of the most integrated partnerships, including a network of association, trade, political and cooperation agreements with 27 of the 33 countries. The EU’s association with this likeminded group of countries is of geostrategic relevance, together accounting for nearly a third of the UN membership. As “Team Europe”, the EU with its Member States and the European Investment Bank have committed around EUR 3 billion to address the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 crisis in LAC countries.