Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the website of the European Parliament's Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (DLAT).

As the elected Chair of the Delegation and European Co-President of the Assembly, I preside over our regular meetings in Brussels and Strasbourg and set the agenda for the joint work with our Latin American counterparts in the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat). Since its creation in 2006, EuroLat has held eleven ordinary plenary sessions in addition to meetings of its committees twice a year. Its most recent plenary session was held on 17-20 September 2018 in the provisional seat of the Austrian Parliament at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) in Vienna (Austria) following the invitation of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. In order to prepare for the end of the EP legislature in 2019, a record number of 12 resolutions drafted by the standing committees was adopted and the Assembly Rules of Procedure were revised.

Building on a longstanding parliamentary relationship and based on shared interests and values, the political dialogue between the EU and Latin America have intensified in recent years and deals with a wide range of issues including climate change, migration, the fight against illegal drugs, the promotion of human rights, education, science and technology. Despite these positive developments, EU-Latin America relations are also facing major challenges, such as China's emergence as a new actor in Latin America, the impact of the current US administration's policies, the situation in Venezuela etc.

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 all questions relevant to citizens in the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean.

I am honoured to work with dedicated people on both sides of the Atlantic basin and I look forward to strengthening our relations even further.

Ramón Jáuregui Atondo, former Chair 2014-2019


08-10-2019 11:59
DLAT constitutive meeting on 26 September 2019 DLAT constitutive meeting on 26 September 2019
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During its constitutive meeting on Thursday, 26 September 2019 the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (DLAT) elected the following bureau members:

Chair: Javi LÓPEZ (S&D, ES)

1st Vice Chair: Jordi CAÑAS PÉREZ (RE, 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)

Next meeting

08-10-2019 11:58
The next DLAT meeting is scheduled to take place on
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 (Strasbourg)16.30 - 18.00room: tbc


25-02-2019 16:58
High Level Seminar EU-Latin America January 2019, Brussels High Level Seminar EU-Latin America January 2019, Brussels

Veinte años de relaciones entre la Unión Europea y América Latina. Un futuro por hacer
Twenty years of EU-Latin America relations - Building a future"

Monday, 18 February 2019