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Welcome to the website of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly.

I am Javi López, Member of the European Parliament and, since September 2019, President of the European component of the Assembly.

Building on our long-standing parliamentary relationship and underpinned by common interests and values, political dialogue between the European Union and Latin America has become even more relevant in recent years against a backdrop of competition between great powers. Through our work, we hope to continue to forge ever-closer relations in the political, trade and cultural spheres.

Europe and Latin America face shared challenges such as defending, throughout the world, a dialogue- and rules-based multilateral order, ensuring truly inclusive economic growth able to reduce inequalities, combating climate change - an existential threat to our way of life - achieving the Sustainable Development Objectives, the ongoing battle for effective gender equality, creating a fair form of globalisation, institution-building and strengthening democratic guarantees.

In the EuroLat Assembly, the 75 Members of the European Parliament work alongside the 75 Latin American Members from the regional parliaments to provide a parliamentary dimension to the EU-LAC Bi-regional Strategic Partnership and to debate, monitor and review each of these issues and other questions relevant to citizens in the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean.

I am honoured and proud to work with partners on both sides of the Atlantic who are committed to striving for ever-closer bi-regional relations and to completing the vital task of transforming the friendship between our continents into a true alliance.

Javi López


Next DLAT Meeting: 6 July 2022 (Strasbourg)

21-06-2022 - 11:47

The next meeting of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (DLAT) is scheduled for:

Wednesday 6 July 2022, 17.00-19.00
Room: tbc (semi-remotely) - Strasbourg

Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly in Argentina from 11-14 April 2022

28-04-2022 - 10:06

The 14th EuroLat plenary session took place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) from 11-14 April 2022.

The Eurolat Members discussed the follow up to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, its economic and social consequences and the road to recovery under the title of "A fair and inclusive economic recovery in peace". The pandemic has led to unprecedented losses of lives, a deep economic downturn, and had a profound negative impact on employment, poverty, education, public health and living conditions in both regions.

This meeting was the first occasion for the 150 EuroLat members to meet again in person since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. The Co-Presidents of the EuroLat Assembly, Javi López MEP, President of the European Parliament's Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly, and Oscar Darío Pérez Pineda, President of the Latin American component, co-chaired the plenary meeting, which was held over two days throughout the programme.

The four committees of Eurolat as well as the Working Groups and Fora met in two-hour sessions each. This plenary session was the first time that the Working Group on Food Security and Fight against Hunger met and elected its Chair, after a Eurolat Bureau decision of May 2021. The unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine has further destabilised already fragile agricultural markets which were already under pressure due to the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change. As a result, agriculture all over the world is under pressure with potential implications about global food security.

The Eurolat Chair, Mr Javi López, had invited the Vice-President of the Argentinian Republic and President of the Honourable Senate of the Nation, Ms Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as well as other high-level speakers for this plenary session.

Bureau of the DLAT Delegation

25-02-2021 - 17:43
The Bureau of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (DLAT) is currently constituted of the following members:

Chair: Javi LÓPEZ (S&D, ES)

1st Vice Chair: Jordi CAÑAS PÉREZ (RENEW, ES)
2nd Vice Chair: Sandra PEREIRA (GUE/NGL, PT)
3rd Vice Chair: Hermann TERTSCH (ECR, ES)
4th Vice Chair: José Manuel GARCÍA-MARGALLO (EPP, ES)
5th Vice Chair: Nikos ANDROULAKIS (S&D, EL)
6th Vice Chair: Herbert DORFMANN (EPP, DE)
7th Vice Chair: Beata MAZUREK (ECR, PL)


Mr David Chico Zamanillo