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Meeting of 29 November 2018, Brussels

The agenda item included:

4. Analysis of the political and social situation in Brazil. The second round of presidential election on 28 October 2018

5. Presentation of the report on the ad hoc mission to the Venezuelan border with Brazil and Colombia held from 25 to 29 June 2018

6. Exchange of views on cooperation between the European Union and Latin America on international parental child abduction




Next meeting: date and time to be confirmed

Meeting of 18 October 2018, Brussels

The agenda items included:

4. Analysis of the political and social situation in Brazil. The election of 7 October 2018:
  • Exchange of views with His Excellency Everton Vieira Vargas, Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the European Union
  • Jean-Pierre Bou, Deputy Head of Unit for South America, European External Action Service

Meeting of 17 May 2018, Brussels

The agenda items included:

4. Exchange of views on "the perspectives for Brazil in view of the current negotiations on the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement" with

• Adrianus Koetsenruijter, Head of Division, South America, European External Action Service
• Matthias Jørgensen, Head of Unit, Trade relations with Latin America, DG Trade, European Commission

5. Exchange of views on "Migratory movements from Venezuela with particular reference to Brazil" with
• Professor Frédéric Louault, Vice-dean for international Relations (Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB)

Meeting of 1 March 2018, Brussels

The agenda included exchanges on views on:

EU-Brasil relations with:
  • HE Everton Vieira Vargas, Brazilian Ambassador to the European Union
  • Mr Jean-Pierre Bou, Deputy Head of Division, South America, European External Action Service


Joint DMER / D-BR meeting, Thursday, 14 December 2017 (Strasbourg)

The meeting agenda included:

Exchange of views on the State of play in EU-Mercosur negotiations on the future association agreement
with:

• Adrianus Koetsenruijter, Head of Division, South America, European External Action Service
• Ms Lorella de la Cruz Iglesias, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Trade, European Commission

Presentation of the mission report on the DMER/D-BR visit's to Brazil (30 October - 2 November 2017)

Meeting of 12 October 2017, Brussels

The meeting's agenda included:

Discussion on EU-Brazil relations, with the Brazilian Ambassador, HE Everton Vieira Vargas, and students on the Politics, Strategy, and Leadership Course at the Brazilian Army Command and General Staff College, with contributions by:

  • Fernando Ruas MEP, delegation Chair, on the importance of the EU-Mercosur agreement in the present context of EU trading relations with non-member countries;
  • António Marinho e Pinto MEP, delegation Vice-Chair, on shared values in EU-Brazil relations;
  • Carlos Zorrinho MEP, delegation Vice-Chair, on the new challenges in the economic relationship between the EU and Brazil.

Meeting of 31 August 2017, Brussels

The agenda included exchanges on views on:

State of play in EU-Mercosur relations with regard to the future association agreement, following the 28th round of negotiations:

• HE Everton Vieira Vargas, Brazilian Ambassador to the European Union
• Lorella de la Cruz Iglesias, Deputy Head of Unit, Trade relations with Latin America, DG Trade, European Commission
• Maria Villota Vaquero, South America Divison, European External Action Service

Preparations of the delegation visit to Brazil (29 October-2 November 2017)

Meeting of 4 May 2017, Brussels

The agenda included exchanges on views on:
  • EU-Brazil relations, with:
    - HE Everton Vieira Vargas, Brazilian Ambassador to the European Union
    - Adrianus Koetsenruijter, Head of Division, South America, European External Action Service;

  • the state of play in EU-Mercosur relations, with:
    - Matthias Jørgensen, Head of Unit, Trade relations with Latin America, DG Trade, European Commission;

Meeting of 9 February 2017, Brussels

The meeting included:
  • an exchange of views on the state of play in EU-Brazil relations with Mr Adrianus Koetsenruijter, Head of Division, South America, European External Action Service;
  • a meeting with Mr Renato Cunha, representative of the Union of the Sugar and Alcohol Industry in the State of Pernambuco (SINDAÇÚCAR-PE).

Meeting of 7 November 2016, Brussels

The meeting included exchanges of views on:
  • the state of play in EU-Mercosur relations, with:
    - Adrianus Koetsenruijter, Head of Unit for the Countries of South America, European External Action Service
    - Lorella de la Cruz Iglesias, Deputy Head of Unit, 'Trade Relations with Latin America', DG Trade at the Commission

  • the state of play in EU-Brazil relations, with:
    - HE Everton Vieira Vargas, Brazilian Ambassador to the European Union.

Meeting of 28 April 2016, Brussels

This was a joint meeting with the Delegations for relations with Mercosur (DMER).

The Chair briefed Members on the meeting between High Representative Mogherini and Argentinian Foreign Minister Malcorra.

The meeting included an exchange of views on the state of play in negotiations on the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement and the outlook for the exchange of offers between the two block, with:
  • HE Carlos Pérez del Castillo, Uruguayan Ambassador to the European Union and representative of the Mercosur rotating presidency,
  • Matthias Jorgensen, Head of Unit for Trade Relations with Latin America, DG TRADE, European Commission,
  • Adrianus Koetsenruijter, Head of Unit, Mercosur Countries, European External Action Service.

Meeting of 18 February 2016, Brussels

The meeting included:
  • a report on the D-BR's first visit to Brazil (2 to 6 November 2015)

  • an exchange of views on the state of play in EU-Brazil relations with:
    - HE Dr Vera Machado, Brazilian Ambassador to the European Union
    - Dr Adrianus Koetsenruijter, Head of Unit, Mercosur Countries, European External Action Service.

Meeting of 28 October 2015, Strasbourg

The meeting included exchanges of views on:
  • the preparation for the first D-BR delegation visit to Brazil (2 to 6 November 2015)
  • exchange of views with a Delegation of Brazilian State Deputies, currently visiting the European Parliament.

Meeting of 17 September 2015, Brussels

The meeting included exchanges of views with:
  • Adrianus Koetsenruijter, Head of Unit, Mercosur Countries, European External Action Service
  • Preparations for the first D-BR delegation visit to Brazil (3 to 6 November 2015)

Meeting of 25 June 2015, Brussels

The meeting included exchanges on:
  • the attendance by the D-BR Chair at the XXII Forum Brazil-Europe in Brasilia on 17 March 2015,
  • fostering economic and financial ties between Brazil and the European Union, with Dr Luigi Gambardella, President of the EUBrasil Association.

Meeting of 26 February 2015, Brussels

The meeting included an exchange of views with:
  • H.E. Vera Machado, Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the European Union on the political situation in Brazil after the elections.

Meeting of 6 November 2014, Brussels

The meeting included an exchange of views on EU-Brazil relations, with:
  • H.E. Vera Machado, Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the European Union
  • Thomas Näcke, Deputy Head of Unit for South America at the European External Action Service (EEAS)

Meeting of 13 October 2014, Brussels

This was the constituent meeting of the D-BR delegation (8th legislation).