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Brazil and the EU in light of the emerging powers and the rise of Asia

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Author(s): Susanne Gratius

Journal: Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals
ISSN 1133-6595

Issue: 97-98;
Start page: 231;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: emerging powers | China | Brazil | EU | BRICS | South-South cooperation | strategic associations | external policy

ABSTRACT
Following the rise of China and Brazil’s inclusion in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the EU is no longer Brazil’s main partner, and their power relations are now more horizontal. Even though they share the same values and beliefs, Brazil’s and the EU’s performance in global governance reveals as many similarities as it does differences. It is on this new base of relations that the EU-Brazil strategic association must be built.
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