The relationship between the MERCOSUR agreement with the European Union and South American regionalism
The ratification of the EU-MERCOSUR agreement still faces obstacles based on the negligence of Brazilian environmental policy, asymmetric ideologies in MERCOSUR, and the lobby from agrarian states in Europe.
An examination of three vectors of integration—travel, migration and everyday exchange—offers a look into the challenges the Southern Cone faces given the COVID-19 pandemic.
After almost a quarter of a century of negotiations, a trade agreement between Mercosur and the EU could be signed soon. But the electoral uncertainty in South America as well as the protectionist tensions that emerged after Brexit could present risks for the agreement’s ratification.
Mercosur must modernize to adapt to a new international geopolitical reality, but there’s no clear path forward. If it can’t reform, Mercosur risks joining the long list of failed dreams of regional integration.
Global Americans spoke to Nicolás Albertoni, a scholar pursuing a Ph.D. in political science and international relations at the University of Southern California (USC), associate researcher at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay, and one of the Global Americans 2018 New Generation of Public Intellectuals.