Ciclos en la historia, la economía y la sociedad
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VALLE, Valeria Marina. Las negociaciones del Acuerdo de Asociación Interregional entre la Unión Europea y el MERCOSUR. Ciclos hist. econ. soc. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.37, pp. 00-00. ISSN 1851-3735.
This article analyzes the negotiation process for an Association Agreement between the European Union and the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), focusing on the rounds that have been taking place from 1999 to mid 2010. This text identifies the stages of the negotiation process and in each one it studies the aspects that were difficult to negotiate and the ones that were easily agreeable. Through these stages, there have been a series of issues that took place at the interregional level as well as in the internal level -inside each regional-and in the multilateral aspect, which have enabled or slowed down the negotiation process. The article comes to the conclusion that by mid 2010 the negotiation could break the gridlock, leading to the relaunch of the talks. Nevertheless, there were still some interests lobbying against its signature.