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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


DLAT Meeting of 19 April 2023

20-04-2023 - 16:54
DLAT Meeting in Strasbourg © European Parliament 2023
The last meeting of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (DLAT) took place on 19 April 2023 in Strasbourg. Its discussions focused on the Global Gateway Agenda with representatives from the European Commission (DG INTPA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Next DLAT Meetings

17-04-2023 - 16:31

26 June DLAT (in preparation of 3 July Bureau meeting) (Brussels)

3 July EUROLAT BUREAU (in preparation of the EU-CELAC Summit) (Hybrid format)

24-27 July EUROLAT 15th Plenary Session (Madrid)

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

Brussels & Strasbourg