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The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in Latin America's worst economic and social crisis in decades, with a disproportionate impact on informal workers. The informal economy describes economic activity by workers or economic units that is not or only insufficiently covered by formal legal or practical arrangements. Although it is on the decline in Latin America, the informal economy still accounts for slightly over half of all jobs in the region. To counteract the spread of Covid-19, various confinement ...

The coronavirus pandemic in Latin America

Auf einen Blick 28-04-2021

Latin America is among the world's regions worst affected by Covid-19, and its economies, employment and even human rights are already suffering seriously, and are expected to continue to do so. Governments and international organisations, including the EU, are making efforts to mitigate the consequences, but the results remain uncertain. This is an update of an 'At a glance' note from October 2020.

The coronavirus pandemic in Latin America

Auf einen Blick 30-10-2020

Latin America is among the regions of the world worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and its economies, employment and even human rights will suffer seriously. Governments, and regional and international organisations, including the EU, are making efforts to mitigate the consequences, but the results remain uncertain.

In the course of the past two and a half years, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and the Council of Ministers have presented strategic documents on the EU's relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the direction they should take in the coming years. This in-depth analysis aims to present the main points of view of the three EU institutions and the Member States on the future of EU-LAC ...

Die 33 Länder, die die Gemeinschaft der Lateinamerikanischen und Karibischen Staaten (CELAC) bilden, sind der fünftgrößte Handelspartner der EU. Die EU hat vollwertige Abkommen mit zwei lateinamerikanischen Zusammenschlüssen (Cariforum und Zentralamerikagruppe), ein multilaterales Handels-abkommen mit drei Staaten der Andengemeinschaft (Kolumbien, Ecuador und Peru) und Abkommen mit Mexiko und Chile, die derzeit modernisiert werden. Darüber hinaus hat die EU interregionale und bilaterale Rahmenabkommen ...

Over the past few decades, South-South and triangular cooperation (TrC) among developing countries has been acquiring increasing importance as a necessary complement to traditional North-South development cooperation. The United Nations (UN) High Level Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries held in Argentina in 1978 set the basic framework for this form of cooperation with its Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA). The model was recently modified by the UN 2030 Agenda for Development ...

The 2018 Ibero-American summit

Auf einen Blick 18-12-2018

The Ibero-American Summit of heads of state or government is a unique multilateral forum of 22 countries from Latin America and Europe sharing a common history, values, culture and languages. Two EU Member States – Spain and Portugal – are full members of the summit, and four others are associated observers. The 26th summit was held in Guatemala in November 2018, with a focus on establishing a common road map towards implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

This publication provides an overview of trade relations between the EU and Latin American and Caribbean countries and groupings. The EU has fully fledged agreements with two Latin American groupings (Cariforum and the Central America group), a multiparty trade agreement with three members of the Andean Community (Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru), and bilateral agreements with Chile and Mexico. Since November 2017, a new agreement governing trade relations with Cuba has also been provisionally applied ...

Although security cooperation is not yet a well-consolidated priority for the EU in its relations with Latin America, it has acquired increasing importance with the explicit inclusion of citizen security as a new priority area in the 2015 EU-CELAC action plan. The main current areas of EU security-related cooperation with the region are the fight against drugs; violence prevention; conflict resolution in Colombia, with an EU stake in its peace process; and the participation of some Latin American ...

Zusammengenommen sind die 33 Länder der Gemeinschaft der Lateinamerikanischen und Karibischen Staaten (CELAC) der fünftgrößte Handelspartner der EU. Zum Thema Handel hat die EU vollwertige Abkommen mit zwei lateinamerikanischen Staatengruppen (Cariforum und Zentralamerikagruppe), ein multilaterales Handelsabkommen mit drei Staaten der Andengemeinschaft (Kolumbien, Ecuador und Peru) und Abkommen mit Mexiko und Chile geschlossen, die derzeit modernisiert werden. Die langjährigen Verhandlungen der EU ...