Latin America

Latin America

Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a common future
Today, the European Union has issued a policy document setting out its vision for deepening its relationship with partner countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The EU-LAC Communication will serve as a blueprint for closer ties between our two regions – turning that vision into reality.
In Colombia, the EU Trust Fund demonstrated its ability to quickly turn political priorities into action on the ground. Following the agreement between President Santos and Commissioner Mimica in May 2018 to devote € 15 million of the Trust Fund to support the reincorporation of former FARC combatants, activities started in the Temporary Reincorporation Centre of Agua Bonita (Caquetá) as soon as August.
The Commission’s Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, Stefano Manservisi, arrives in Cuba today to co-chair the first EU-Cuba Sustainable Development Dialogue. The dialogue will take stock of the progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in Cuba and the EU.
Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean have undergone enormous changes in the last ten years. Notably, the social and economic structure in the LAC region has changed. To be relevant, our partnership has to reflect and keep pace with these changes. Costa Rica is a good example of a partner country in which our cooperation is evolving. As the country has become an upper middle income country, our engagement with it has shifted. We now enjoy a more strategic partnership of equals, based on shared values and benefits.
Strengthening restorative justice
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to Buenos Aires to promote innovative multilateral partnerships for sustainable development, in particular triangular cooperation, and to discuss the EU's cooperation with Argentina.
The EU supports agricultural research and contributes to the development of innovative solutions for smallholder farmers to improve their production and make it more sustainable and resilient.
The EU supports agricultural research and contributes to the development of innovative solutions for smallholder farmers to improve their production and make it more sustainable and resilient.  
This programme has been set up within the framework of the National Education Plan 2024 and the Education Agenda of the Government 2013-2018 of Paraguay. The European Union supports quality  education, development of early education and the consolidation of an education based on diversity and inclusion. The programme also aims to reinforce higher education and the role of the Ministry of Education and Science (MEC).

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