International Reports

Economic and political relations between Europe and Latin America in advance of the 1st EU-CELAC summit in Chile

by Dr. Martin F. Meyer, Winfried Jung
Since 1999, European Union, Latin American and Caribbean heads of state and government have met almost every two years for a joint summit to discuss the state of relations between the two regions. The seventh such summit is to be held on 26 and 27 January 2013 in Santiago de Chile, although this time it will bear a new name. Following the creation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in 2010, the summit has been announced as the 1st EU-CELAC summit.