The first meeting of the High Level Brazil-EU Macroeconomic and Financial Dialogue was held in Brasilia on 16 July 2009.
22 July 2009.
The Macroeconomic and Financial Dialogue is the implementation of a
political agreement at the EU-Brazil
Summit of December 2008 and aims at enhancing mutual understanding and
strengthening the cooperation in the area of economic policies between EU and
Brazil, two of the world's most important economies. The first meeting focused
on discussing the impact of, and policy reactions to, the global economic and
financial crisis and the G-20 reform agenda.
Joint statement of the first Brazil - EU macroeconomic and financial
The Dialogue was co-chaired by Nelson Henrique Barbosa Filho, Secretary for Economic Policy of the Ministry of Finance of Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Luiz Carneiro de Mendonça, Undersecretary General for Economic Affairs of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, and Marco Buti, Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. Philippe Moutot, Deputy Director General of the Economics Department of the European Central Bank also participated in the meeting.