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DevTalks - Understanding the Borrell doctrine : LAC-EU & the New Deal for development



Wednesday, 16th of December 2020, 19:00 – 20:30 CET- Register here

Join the new online DEV Talks series - Reshaping development

Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Development, and the Groupe d’Etudes Géopolitiques, are pleased to invite you to a discussion on:

Understanding the Borrell doctrine :
LAC-EU & the New Deal for development


Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Enrique V. Iglesias, Economist, former President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and former Secretary General of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB)

Jose Antonio Sanahuja, Director of the Fundación Carolina

Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre

Moderated by Ayelen Amigo, Delegate of Argentina to the OECD Development Centre Governing Board 

The event will take place in Spanish, with English translation.  




Although geographically far apart, with different social structures, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the European Union (EU) are united, at least in part, by shared values and history. In a shifting geopolitical landscape, particularly with the new position of emerging countries and the United States’ changing role, where does the relationship between LAC and the EU stand? How can it be strengthened? And is it in the interest of both regions to do so?   

Right after the LAC-EU ministerial meeting and the OECD Development Centre’s International Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean, and using recent articles published by Le Grand Continent, this DEV Talk will be an opportunity to discuss High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell’s geopolitical strategy, with a focus on LAC-EU relations. As the world strives to recover from the impacts of the crisis, this debate will assess the role the two regions could play by joining forces to spearhead a New Deal for stronger, more inclusive and sustainable societies and economies.



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