Isthmus prepared for Round V of negotiations with Europe

This is the results of the last coordination meeting for each one of the three pillars of the negotiations: Political Dialogue, Cooperation, and Commerce.

Friday, August 29, 2008

From August 16 to 22 a meeting for Central American coordination of the three pillars of the Association Agreement between Central America and the EU was held in Guatemala City. Another meeting is scheduled next month in preparation for Round V of the Negotiations of the AACAEU which will be held in October in Guatemala City. The results of the meeting can be summed up as:

Political Dialogue Pillar: During the current round of coordination, the technical team for Central America on Political Dialogue reviewed the paragraphs that are pending in the agreement with the EU. They got a consensus on the paragraphs about immigration, terrorism and citizen security. They also agreed ...

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January 2009

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

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EU and Central America Resume Negotiations

February 2010

The European Commission informed in a press release that they plan to resume the negotiation process on February 22.

Honduras will participate fully and Panama will take part as an observer.

“EU wants a ‘comprehensive association agreement’ with the region, which includes political dialogue in Human Rights, climate change and development cooperation, plus a free trade agreement”, reported

CA-UE Agreement Could be Signed in May

March 2010

The European Union announced that the Association Agreement with Central America could be signed on May 18th, in Madrid.

This was reported after the latest negotiation round concluded on Friday.

“In recent talks there has been considerable progress in all three pillars of the agreement (political dialogue, cooperation and trade).

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