The Latin American-EU Inter-Regionalism's vis-à-vis the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreements
This paper identifies the significance of the interregionalism comprised of the Euro-Latin American partnership vis-à-vis the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the negotiations towards the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement. The reflection departs from the historical perspective setting out the global rise of interregionalism itself. Unlike the traditional literature, which reverts back to the European regional model to explain relations between regional groups, the approach interprets interregionalism as an embedded process. The central argument is that the negotiation and implementation of the Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific agreements reveals that, faced with these new transregional agreements, the strategic position of the Euro-Latin American interregionalism goes as far as to transcend the Atlantic.