On The Agenda - Protectionism: Does it show its face?

On The Agenda - Protectionism: Does it show its face?

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WEBINAR #1 of the ‘EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement’ Series

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About this webinar

The landmark agreement between the EU and Mercosur is of profound geopolitical significance since it allows both regions to enable better security in vital areas of general trade and, importantly, food systems in the face of growing international confrontations such as that of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, or trade tensions between the US and China. It is in the interests of both Latin America and the EU to prevail and harmonise policies to support both the EU geopolitical and geo-economic vision, as well as Latin American opportunity for sustainably viable growth and improved well-being.

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‘EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement’ Series

Negotiations on the free trade agreement between the EU and the Mercosur nations of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay have taken more than 20 years. For many, this free trade agreement is seen to undermine the EU’s climate ambitions and be a threat to sustainably on the South American continent. The series of webinars will inform to deliver accurately and validated specialist knowledge on this Agreement, the criticism it has provoked and its impact on the climate and environment.

The Four webinars will discuss:

  • Protectionism – does it show its face?
  • How can cooperation strengthen food security?
  • Free trade as a tool to save the environment
  • Where is the EU / Mercosur FTA going, and why does it matter?

This webinar is organised by the European Liberal Forum in cooperation with The Paddy Ashdown Forum.

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