C.A. Considering EU Negotiation Without Honduras

Looking to not delay the final process of the negotiation, the region will analyze if they continue without the participation of Honduras.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Guatemalan chancellor, Haroldo Rodas, spoke about the subject: "In the future, when its crisis is resolved, Honduras could rejoin".

In its website, La Prensa Libre publishes more statements by Rodas: "In a week or two we will have clarity on this, but the idea is to not stop the negotiation, and that is the same opinion we have received informally from Europe and some member countries."

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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”.

Negotiation Without Honduras to be Decided by EU

August 2009

The European Union will study tomorrow if they resume trade negotiations with Central America without Honduras.

The topic will be analyzed in the Latin America Committee of the European Council (COLAT).

"We will discuss the best action path. There are several proposals over the table", said sources from the Swedish Government, as reported by Elheraldo.hn.

UE Agreement Postponed Until September

July 2009

Commerce authorities from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica decided to resume negotiations in September.

Guatemala's Economic Minister, Rubén Morales, informed that if the Honduran political crisis is not resolved by September, they will consider resuming negotiations without the country, and letting Honduras rejoin later.

Central America Will Study EU Agreement

July 2009

Next week in Costa Rica, the countries of the region will define their negotiation strategy with the European Union.

The meeting will take place at the Central American Integration Secretary, known in Spanish as Sieca.

"Ministers will define if the region continues negotiations without Honduras.

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