Regional Integration and Development - The EU-Brazil Dialogue on Regional Policy

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Available languages : English Portuguese
Period : 2007-2013
Date : 10/01/2008

As large territories with wide economic and social disparities, Brazil and the European Union face many similar challenges in the process of integration. Today, these take on many forms, reflecting differing economic endowments as well as differences in the geographical impact of global competition, climate change, the pattern of energy dependency and changing demographic structures and migratory flows.

Against this background, on 29 November 2007 the Brazilian Minister for National Integration, Geddel Vieira Lima, and the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Danuta Hübner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to establish a structured dialogue on regional policy with the aim of promoting enhanced mutual understanding and bilateral cooperation in the field of regional policy and to open new channels of communication to strengthen information exchange.


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Inspiring non-EU countries: EU - Brazil