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EEAS Statement of 18 December 2020 on the VII EU-Brazil High-Level Political Dialogue

VII EU-Brazil High-Level Political Dialogue

The VII Meeting of the High Level Political Dialogue between the European Union (EU) and Brazil took place on 18th December 2020, by videoconference, in the framework of the EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership.

The two Delegations had a very open and fruitful exchange on a wide range of subjects, including the state of play of bilateral relations, defence, trade policy, environmental and security matters, as well as on regional and multilateral affairs.

They exchanged views on the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and agreed to continue the bilateral dialogue and cooperation on the ongoing sanitary crisis, as well as on the economic and social recovery process in both regions.

EEAS Statement of 2 December 2020 on the 9th EU-Brazil Human Rights Dialogue

The IX High Level Dialogue on Human Rights between the European Union and Brazil took place on 1st December 2020 by videoconference.

The Dialogue constituted a renewed opportunity for a wide-ranging exchange of views on bilateral and multilateral matters, notably strengthening the rights of women, minorities and vulnerable groups, such as indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, LGBTI persons, migrants and refugees and human rights defenders. The two parties also addressed the issues of freedom of expression, freedom of religion or belief, business and human rights and the protection of the right to health, access to information and other fundamental freedoms in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both sides also emphasised the importance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society.

EEAS Statement of 10 October 2019 on the 8th High Level Dialogue on Human Rights

EU and Brazil held their 8th High Level Dialogue on Human Rights

The eighth High Level Dialogue on Human Rights between the European Union and Brazil took place on 9th October 2019 in Brussels.

The Dialogue provided with a renewed opportunity for a wide-ranging exchange of views on bilateral and multilateral matters, notably strengthening the rights of women and LGBTI, issues of racism and discrimination, the rights of indigenous peoples, human rights defenders, as well as persons with disabilities. The EU and Brazil highlighted the 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The two parties also addressed the issue of corruption, business and internet in relation to human rights and explored ways of further advancing cooperation on matters of strategic interest.

EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership

The Partnership between Brazil and the EU was described in a "communication" from the European Commission to the to the European Council and the European Parliament called, "Towards an EU-South Africa Strategic Partnership". The document is dated 30 May 2007.

The text states:
"A strategic partnership with Brazil, a long standing friend and ally in a region of great importance to the EU, would imply building consensus and agreements on broader political co-operation to promote peace and stability in our respective continents and further afield, and would enable us to pool our efforts to tackle the global challenges that confront us. It would mean assuming a co-operative approach on economic and trade relations and making progress in the sectors identified for co-operation. It would also involve a strong commitment to regional integration, enhancing our co-operation with Mercosur and seeking successful conclusion of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement. An EU-Brazil strategic partnership would, in conclusion, represent a very positive step forward for the EU, for Brazil and for the region as a whole."

EU-Brazil Framework Agreement

The "Framework Agreement for Cooperation between the European Economic Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil" awas signed on 29 June 1992 and entered into force on 1 November 1995.

The objective of the Agreement was to expand and diversify trade between the parties and to step up cooperation in trade, economic matters, science and technology and financial matters.

A "third generation" agreement - based on observing democratic principles and human rights - it contains a future developments clause and a review clause. It extends cooperation to new areas (social matters, health and intellectual property), provides for broader economic cooperation and aims to foster trade to the maximum extent and to promote industrial cooperation. The regional dimension, environmental protection and cooperation on mining, tourism and transport, notably sea transport, are other features. Specific importance is given to combating drug abuse.