European Union Parliamentarians Arrive Today in Lima to Analyze FTA


Today a group of parliamentarians of the European Union will arrive in Lima to analyze and do a follow up of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Peru and the EU after five years of its entry into force.

This was confirmed by the European representatives in Peru, according to Gestión. They also informed that they will be arriving from Bogotá, Colombia where they will be attending a similar mission before staying in Peru for two days.

“According to the European Union’s ambassador in Peru, Diego Mellado, this visit will allow securing of the financial, economic and commercial relationships between the EU and Peru, besides analyzing the performance of the bilateral agreement”, Gestión explained.

Mellado also said that Europe is one of Peru’s most important markets and the first foreign investor in the country. The volume of foreign investment rose about 15% between 2013 and 2015, which translates into $12,000 million US dollars in 2015, according to Gestión.

The European Union delegates also confirmed that the bilateral commerce reached approximately $10,000 million US dollars in 2016, under the rules of the FTA.

This retinue will be led by Bernd Lange (Germany), Adam Szejnfeld (Poland), Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero (Spain), David Campbell (United Kingdom), Nadja Hirsch (Germany), Helmut Scholz (Germany), and Ramón Jáuregui Atondo (Spain).

They will hold a meeting with president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, as well as with Luis Galarreta, president of Congress, and several ministers.

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Ermelinda is a journalist from Caracas, Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism and a technical degree in Veterinary Assistance she pursued because of her love for animals. She likes to do sports, but especially ballet, which she has practiced for almost 20 years. Her passion is to read, write, and blog about different topics, as well as travel whenever she can.