EU accepts that Costa Rica will not join Parlacen

The European Union gave in on its desire that regarding interparlamentary dialogue, Central American representation would be exclusively be by Parlacen.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

In this dialogue, Costa Rica will be represented by a member of its Legislative Assembly while other Central America countries will be represented via the regional organism.

This was reported in the article on "Since the start of negotiations, in October 2006, Costa Rica made it known that it will not join Parlacen, especially in light of the European insistence that the region be united for the biregional negotiations.

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The European Union again noted its interest in an integrated Central America where there is a free flow of investments, goods and services.

The seventh round of negotiations of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Central America opened in Honduras with the explicit indication by Petros Mavromichalis, political negotiator of the EU that "regional integration remains a subject of great importance for us.

Costa Rica and Nicaragua: discussion over Parlacen

February 2009

The negotiations for the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union are the stage for mutual accusations.

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Parlacen will have new powers to push through the process of economic integration on the isthmus.

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