Welcome from the Chair

In my role as the elected Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with Mercosur (DMER), I have the privilege of leading its meetings and steering those held, in cities alternating between Europe and Latin America, with our counterparts from the legislative bodies of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

DMER's main objective will be to make a positive contribution to the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement during the European Parliament's current term (2019-2024). This achievement, the result of negotiations that have lasted more than a decade, will pave the way towards the creation of the largest free trade area in the world.

In addition to the Association Agreement, we will focus on other areas of shared cooperation such as culture, education, research and innovation as well as entrepreneurship, so as to not only bring our economic blocs closer together, but our societies and people too. DMER will also strengthen inter-parliamentary relations between the European Parliament and Mercosur assembly, Parlasur, as well as the legislatures of individual Mercosur countries.

Jordi Cañas

Interparliamentary DMER meeting on 20 June 2022

21-06-2022 - 11:30
The interparliamentary meeting of the Delegation for relations with Mercosur (DMER) took place in a hybrid format with Members of Parlasur on 20 June 2022. The main topic was an Exchange of views with the President and members of the Executive Bureau of Parlasur on the bilateral relationship, with particular reference to the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement.

Bureau of the DMER Delegation

14-12-2021 - 11:40
The Bureau of the Delegation for Relations with Mercosur (DMER) is currently constituted of the following members:

  • Chair: Jordi CAÑAS, Spain
    Renew Europe Group

  • 1st Vice Chair: Mónica Silvana GONZÁLEZ, Spain
    Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
  • 2nd Vice Chair: Stelios KOULOGLOU, Greece
    The Left group in the European Parliament


Mr Juan Carlos Perez Navas