EU Maintains Honduras in Agreement

The European Commission "doesn't want to leave Honduras isolated" in the Association Agreement negotiations.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The measure fostered by Spain for leaving Honduras out of the negotiations has not been backed by other countries in the EU.

"Central America and the EU began in 2007 the negotiation of an Association Agreement based on three pillars: political, economical and cooperation", reports Prensalibre.com.

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Final Proofreading of Agreement with EU

August 2010

Central America is beginning the process of reviewing the final text of the agreement signed with the European Union last May.

The Trade Policy director of El Salvador's Economy Ministry, Carlos Moreno, commented that, "working groups will meet to discuss access, rules of origin and legal details in order to be able to start the process of reaching a final document for the Association Agreement with the EU," reports Prensalibre.com.

New Round CA – EU With Panama

March 2010

A negotiation round for an association agreement between Central America and Europe starts this week, covering commercial aspects.

Pending topics include access for Central American agriculture products to Europe (banana and sugar) and sustainable development.

“In the latter, the EU wants to define productive and dignifying employment as one of the key aspects of globalization and international trade”, reported Prensalibre.com.

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”.

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).

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