The European Union and the Central American Common Market Sign an Association Agreement: Pragmatism versus Values?

Gomez Arana, Arantza (2015) The European Union and the Central American Common Market Sign an Association Agreement: Pragmatism versus Values? EUROPEAN FOREIGN, 20 (1). pp. 43-64. ISSN ISSN 1384-6299

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Abstract

This article discusses the association agreement between the European Union and Central
America signed in 2010.The importance of this agreement is crucial in international relations
since it is the first successful association agreement between two regional groups that include
trade, political dialogue and development aid.The central argument of this article sustains that
the agreement was possible thanks to the efforts of the Spanish diplomatic team. However, this
was not sufficient and the efforts of Central American countries were absolutely essential. The
main events that influenced the agreement are analysed in order to find the reasons behind the
agreement: the Spanish presidency; the bananas conflict between the EU, the US and Central
American countries; and the political conflict in Honduras.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L100 Economics
L200 Politics
R400 Spanish studies
T700 American studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Arantza Gomez Arana
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 12:18
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 13:41
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7686

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