The European Union and its Strategic Partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean
The European Union has developed strategic partnerships in many regions of the world. Nonetheless, with the creation and empowerment of the European External Action Service, its old connections with the latinamerican region have been highlighted again in order to regain the strong cooperation between the two regions, although having to face internal (like the integration processes of each region) and external challenges (as the economic crisis for example). The difference is that this time, the perspective upon the power relations has changed, heading towards a postcolonial approach. This paper’s aim is to analyse the development of EU-LAC relations and test this hypothesis.
Ioana Antoaneta Dodi . email@example.com
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
Associate Professor at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Expert at the Institute of Latin-American Studies, Project coordinator within the Executive Secretary of the Latin America and the Caribbean – European Union Permanent Academic Forum.