The EU-Brazil Summit will take place in Brussels on 24 February 2014.
European Commission President Barroso and European Council President Van Rompuy will represent the EU, while Brazil will be represented by President Rousseff. The Summit will be an occasion to take stock on progress in the bilateral relationship, which has grown stronger since the establishment of the Strategic Partnership in 2007. Leaders will discuss economic issues, including progress in the ongoing negotiations of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement. They also discuss global challenges (international cyber policy and internet governance, climate change, energy etc.) as well as the cooperation on sectorial policies. The Presidents will also exchange views on regional issues in Latin America as well as on international security and peace questions.
On the occasion of the Summit the statistical office of the European Union, Eurostat, issues data on trade and investments between EU and Brazil reporting a surplus of 5.5 bn euro in EU28 trade in goods with Brazil in the first nine months of 2013. In details, the first nine months of 2013 confirm the most recent trend, with EU28 exports to Brazil continuing to increase, from 29.6 bn euro in the first nine months of 2012 to 30.4 bn in the same period of 2013, while imports continued to fall, from 28.8 bn to 24.9 bn over the same period.
For further information see EU-Brazil fact sheet.