Portugal

The “rough seas” and expectations under the future Portuguese presidency
Europe, Portugal

The “rough seas” and expectations under the future Portuguese presidency

Authors Bruna Barrento and Maria Julia Zito The free trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, negotiated by more than 20 years, continues to suffer impasses for its approval by several political counterpoints, economical and, mainly, environmental. The agreement is consolidated as one of the top priorities of Jair Bolsonaro's foreign policy because it is estimated that it would result in an increase of R $ 500 billion in the Gross Domestic Product (START) Brazilian in about 15 years (O Globo Newspaper, 2020). Although the German government did not push for the approval of the agreement, the German presidency is experiencing an internal debate about the great opportunity for the EU to combat Chinese influence, since data from the Ministry of Economy show that the free trade area between the blocs will have ...
And the ship goes (III) - Xi Jinping and the Second Summit of the New Silk Road
Asia, Austria, Chile, China, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Myanmar, Peru, Portugal, Russia

And the ship goes (III) - Xi Jinping and the Second Summit of the New Silk Road

Closed yesterday, in Beijing, the II Summit of the “Belt and Road Initiative” - the “New Silk Road” - the most ambitious project of this century, according to many analysts, for the realignment of the planet's geo-economy / geopolitics. As you recall, launched in 2013, por Xi Jiping, your goal is to create an economic belt, technological and cultural link uniting Asia with Europe and Africa, thus expanding the layout and scope of the original Silk Road, that drawn by the Chinese during the Han dynasty (check. II a.C / II d.C), was the great corridor through which goods from the East reached Europe. It's broken, that lasted until the Turks took Constantinople in 1453, was, as we know, the greatest commercial and civilizational link in history. The first summit of “Road ...