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EU-Mexico towards a new agreement

10.07.2017. Brussels. Delegations of the EU and Mexico met in Brussels on 10 July to hold the third round of negotiations on the political and cooperation aspects of the modernisation of the Global Agreement. Ambassador Carlos de Icaza, Mexico’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, headed the Mexican delegation, along with Ambassador Agustín García-López Loaeza, Executive Director of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation. Edita Hrdá, EU Chief Negotiator and EEAS Managing Director for the Americas, led the EU side, accompanied by Jolita Butkeviciene, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean in DG DEVCO.

The negotiations will result in a new agreement, which will replace the existing Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement (Global Agreement), signed in 1997 and which entered into force in 2000.

The two sides discussed a broad range of issues to be covered by the new agreement, ranging from political dialogue and human rights, to migration, sustainable development, and environment. For the first time, the talks also covered the institutional and final provisions.

Merkel's 'catastrophic mistake'


As a “catastrophic mistake” assessed US President-elect Donald Trump  German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open doors migration policy, letting to her country more than a million asylum-seekers from Middle East and Africa. The evaluation was made during a joint interview, published on Sunday, 15/01/2017.

In the same interview given to the Times of London and German Bild, Trump underlined that the European Union had become “a vehicle for Germany”, but he continued making a somber prediction of more EU member states would be leaving the block in referendums similar to Brexit.

“I think she made one very catastrophic mistake, and that was taking all of these illegals,” – concluded Trump. During election campaign he promised tight immigration control and construction of a wall between the USA and Mexico.

(Source: The Times, Bild)

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