EU/Andean Community Summit: group photo, round table, extracts from the common press conference by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish Prime Minister, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, José Manuel Barroso and Alan García, President of Peru
On 19/05/2010, the EU/Andean Community (CAN) and EU/Central America subregional meetings were held in Madrid . The representatives examined the state of relations between the European Union and the Andean Community, and noted that they were making good headway. In particular, they welcomed the recent meeting of the EU/CAN Joint Committee.
The leaders held a dialogue on the results of the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change, and on the future of negotiations on that subject.
They confirmed their commitment to give greater political impetus to the bi‑regional dialogue, to tackle the global issue of drugs, based on the principle of common and shared responsibility, by strengthening the EU/Andean Community High Level Specialised Dialogue on Drugs, an existing mechanism for dialogue and cooperation between the two blocs on the subject.
They also were working to fight against tax heavens and money laundry.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish Prime Minister, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Alan García, President of Peru, gave a common press conference after the Summit. SHOTLISTLINK