The Euro MP Javi López chaired the first meeting for the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. This meeting was the perfect place to exchange opinions about the situation in Latin American and the multiple challenges that the continent is facing. Special focus was placed on the situation in countries such as Bolivia, Chile or Venezuela and how Europe is going to work in the interest of democracy and co-existence.
The new co-chairs and vice co-chairs of the four permanent commissions were chosen, as well as for the Euro-Latin American Forum for Women and Civil Society and the Working Group on Safety, Organised and Transnational Crime and Terrorism.
Likewise, during the delegation’s meeting, preparations were finalised and ideas were exchanged about the agenda for the 12th EuroLat Plenary Session. This session will take place in Panama from 12th to 13th December.
As Javi López, President of the European component at the Assembly, highlighted, “we are working to promote new strategies for an alliance with Latin America in order to place human rights, multilateralism and democracy at the centre of all our relations”.
During the delegation’s meeting at the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly, Edita Hrdá, the Managing Director for the Americas at the EUEA also spoke. In her speech, she shared her analysis on the situation of regional instability that Latin America is experiencing.