Zovko participated in 10th EuroLat Plenary Session in El Salvador
El Salvador, 26 September 2017 – Member of the European Parliament, Željana Zovko participated last week in 10th Plenary Session of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) in the capital of the Republic of El Salvador, San Salvador. The participants discussed the future of the multilateral trade system and the EU-Latin American cooperation against organised crime and terrorism.
The President of the European component of EuroLat, Ramón Jáuregui headed the EP delegation. From the Latin American side, besides the Co-President, Roberto Requião (Brazil), El Salvador’s President Salvador Sánchez Cerén and former presidents of Guatemala, Vinicio Cerezo, and Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández Reyna attended the session.
EuroLat members exchanged views with Salvador’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hugo Roger Martínez Bonilla on international relations and the preparations of the next EU-CELAC summit, postponed to next year in San Salvador.
They adopted resolutions on trafficking of small and light weapons, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnerhip (TTIP) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deals, food price volatility, the future of multilateralism and informal and undeclared work.
Other topics on the Assembly agenda included the regulation of lobbying activities, cooperation in the field of aviation and air safety, illegal fishing, fighting social inequality, sustainable development, the EU-CELAC Common Research Area and access to water as a human right.
The new Working Group on Security, Organised and Transnational Crime and Terrorism held two debates on combating them, and on possibilities for cooperation between the EU and Latin American in this field.
In their meetings with representatives of the civil society, EuroLat members will continue assessing how to ensure citizens’ involvement in the monitoring of trade and association agreements.
The plenary session gathered 150 members of the EuroLat, 75 MEPs and 75 representatives of the Latin American and Caribbean parliaments.