Perspectives on EU-Latin American Cooperation: Enhancing Governance, Human Mobility and Security Policies

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ZEI: Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung Center for European Integration Studies Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn
European Union cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean will certainly be subject to significant changes in the next few years. A new political context in the EU will affect the cooperation policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean and substantially reduce cooperation efforts. There is reason to fear that serious inconveniences in the creation, implementation and execution of projects will be the result. Taking into account financial problems, which continue to affect some of the EU’s most important members and the slow economic recovery after the economic crises in 2008/2009, a change of priorities in the EU foreign policy has to be expected. Even if Europeanism prevails in the political landscape after the EU’s parliament elections, a more pragmatic approach in cooperation policy will be adopted. This new scheme of cooperation aims to bring more efficient and functional cooperation for the medium and long term needs of the main integration processes.
Perspectives, EU-Latin American Cooperation, Enhancing Governance, Human Mobility, Security Policies