On the Joint Assessment of Andean Integration in EU-CAN Relations
Following the EU-Latin America and Caribbean Summit of Heads of States and Government, held in Guadalajara in May 2004, it was agreed that the start of negotiations on an Association Agreement between the EU and CAN would be preceded by a Joint Assessment of Andean Integration. In this article we present the context, the outcome, the characteristics and an evaluation of this Joint Assessment. We will first place the Assessment against the background of Andean integration (section 2) and EU-CAN relations (section 3). Section 4 presents the Joint Assessment, which is then compared in section 5 with similar exercises undertaken in the context of the relations between the EU and Latin America and other regions, including the Caribbean. Section 6 concludes.