EXPLAINING THE RENEWED PUSH FOR AN EUROPEAN UNION ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH MERCOSUR

Gomez Arana, Arantza (2014) EXPLAINING THE RENEWED PUSH FOR AN EUROPEAN UNION ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH MERCOSUR. Revista Española de Relaciones Internacionales, 6. pp. 136-158.

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Abstract

The first attempt to secure an association agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Mercosur ended unsuccessfully in October 2004. In 2010, the EU launched a second attempt to reach an association agreement with Mercosur. This second attempt to secure an association agreement presented new obstacles, including: the current economic crisis; the accession of ten new member state countries; the restrictions Argentina has imposed on EU exports; the lack of progress made in terms of developing Mercosur into an integrated political-economic.This paper argues that the association agreement can more accurately be explained as being the result of Spain and Portugal particular interest, and the use of among other actions the “momentum” created by the Spanish presidency of the EU.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L100 Economics
L200 Politics
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 12:18
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7688

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