Central America Seeks Advances in Agreement with EU

In the initial meetings begun yesterday in Brussels the future of “sensitive” products like bananas and sugar will be tackled.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This will be one of the last chapters of the negotiation process as it is one of the most difficult to reach a consensus for since it affects the direct interest of both sides.

Siglo XXi published on its website: “To conclude the negotiations by the date established, Central America would become the first region to close with the European Union an agreement “block to block.” Both sides hope to sign the agreement in 2010 under the Spanish presidency of the European Union.”

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EU and CA to Resume Negotiations

February 2010

Negotiators from Central America and the European Union are gathered in Brussels, deciding how to restart the negotiations for an association agreement.

Such negotiations were suspended by the EU in July 2009, after the Honduran political crisis.

Website SigloXXI.com reports: “Spain, who holds the presidency of the European Union, remarked that both the elections and the fact that Porfirio Lobo was sworn in as the new President of Honduras, have ‘paved the way’ for the EU to normalize its relations with the Central American country, in order to resume the negotiations for a bilateral association agreement”.

EU Requests to Resume Negotiations with C.A.

December 2009

The European Union has requested Central America to resume negotiations for an Association Agreement.

While gathering at Brussels, EU's foreign relationships ministers remarked the council's intention of concluding the negotiation process for an association agreement with Central America.

Central America - Europe agreement could be completed by May

January 2009

The Agreement of Association between two block of nations will be the first such agreement signed by the European Union.

The Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that Central America is ready to close the negotiation of the Agreement of Association with the European Union (EU) by next May, becoming the first zone in the world with which Europe will have complete a successful agreement (block to block).

Central America-EU FTA Coming Into Force Soon

May 2012

In late June the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union will be signed in Tegucigalpa, containing a section on trade which will take effect as soon as it is ratified by one of the governments of the region.

The final flourish of the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union (EU) - which consists of three pillars: economic, political and cooperation, is scheduled for between 28th and 29th June in Tegucigalpa, during a summit of Central American presidents.

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