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11 June 2010

Question for oral answer O-0090/2010

to the Council

Rule 115

Luis Yáñez-Barnuevo García

on behalf of the S&D Group

  Subject: Preparations for forthcoming EU-Brazil summit in Brasilia on 14 July 2010

Could the Council provide information about the objectives of this new summit, other than the signing of a civil aviation agreement?

Bearing in mind the conclusions reached and the commitments made at the third EU-Brazil summit in Stockholm on 6 October 2009, what significant progress has been made, particularly in the area of climate change and the use of renewable energies in the context of sustainable development and the fight against poverty?

Have the objectives set at Stockholm in relation to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and to ecosystem services been upheld?

Will the talks on the Doha Development Round be concluded in 2010, in accordance with the declaration adopted by the G20 at the end of the Pittsburgh summit?

In the light of the commitments made by Brazil and the EU in the area of disarmament policy and non-proliferation, how does the EU view the current state of relations between Brazil and Iran?

What is the EU’s position on Brazil’s goal of becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and on its proposals for reforming that body?

Following the adoption of the EU-Brazil Joint Action Plan at the second summit in Rio de Janeiro in December 2008, what stage has been reached in the implementation of this plan?

With a view to moving forward the negotiations with Mercosur designed to lead to the conclusion of a free trade agreement, how does the Council intend to overcome the divergences within the EU, particularly in the area of agriculture?

Now that talks with Mercosur have resumed and with a view to the conclusion of a strategic association agreement between the two regions, bearing in mind that Brazil will hold the rotating presidency of Mercosur in the second half of 2010, how can the summit help to move the EU-Mercosur negotiations forward?

Tabled: 11.6.2010

Forwarded: 14.6.2010

Deadline for reply: 5.7.2010

Original language of question: FR 
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