The Future of the EU-US Relations and its Effects on the Western Hemisphere

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Francisco Acosta Soto

Head (2010-2016) of the Latin American Council, European Union External Action Service 
European Union Fellow, University of Miami European Union Center
April 20, 2017

The new US administration has opened an era of uncertainty in the future directions of US foreign policy, as well as relations with the European Union. Even if the EU continues to engage with its major partner, a clear sense of anxiety is perceived in EU capitals. What will be the effects of this uncertainty on the Western Hemisphere? Some countries area awaiting answers: Mexico certainly, but also Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti and the Mercosur grouping. Is this an opportunity for the EU to reinforce its presence in the region? Note: This was a private discussion with UM community members only.