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Since the Falkland Islands ceased to be a European Union (EU) Community overseas territory after the Brexit, Argentina seeks more support from the bloc in the negotiation claim with the United Kingdom on the South Atlantic British territory.
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Brexit’s South American Ripple Effect 04/08/2017
How will the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union impact the ongoing sovereignty dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)?
It is not true that the EU failed to help the UK in the Falklands War, or that it sent weapons to Argentina during the conflict.
The EU and South American economic bloc Mercosur have clinched a huge trade deal after 20 years of negotiations.
Boris Johnson’s Big Lie - Guy Verhofstadt 26/06/2019
While Boris Johnson, the likely successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May, takes his country down a path of diminished trade, the European Union is negotiating one of the largest free-trade agreements in the world. One really has to wonder what the "buccaneering" Brexiteers have to complain about.
Argentinian foreign minister, Susana Malcorra, says government is closely following case of disputed islands but ‘it is still quite early’.
The Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR for its Spanish initials) is a regional integration process, initially established by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Argentina will exploit a no-deal Brexit to 'enhance' its claims to Falklands, says its foreign minister
Argentina would exploit the fallout from a no-deal Brexit to further its efforts to bring the Falklands under its control, the country’s foreign minister has said.