Brazil is back: Unleashing the potential of EU-Brazil relations
2023 started with a wave of change and commitment in EU-Brazil relations, with the official start of Lula’s third-time presidency and a long-awaited reunion of EU-Mercosur chief negotiators. There is momentum to find lasting consensus on trade relations and seize opportunities in the Brazil-EU Strategic Partnership and the EU’s role in Latin America.
In this event co-organised with Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), high-level speakers from the EU and Brazil will discuss challenges and opportunities affecting bilateral economic, trade and investment relations against a tense geopolitical and geoeconomic backdrop.
How can the EU ensure that its partnership with Brazil lives up to the competition of Chinese and U.S. traders and investors? What sectoral gains would be generated from the EU-Mercosur Agreement and what impacts can we expect on agricultural trade? While discussions related to sustainability generate debate among the bilateral partners and among EU Member States, cooperation on the twin transition also offers broad opportunities for the two ‘green superpowers’. From climate and energy, to the digital transition and sustainable urbanisation, how can the EU boost investments in Brazil – including through the Global Gateway? What are the expectations on the Brazilian side?