Lessons from G20: Integration, not exclusion

By Ingo Plöger, President, Strategic Council of CEAL The highlight of G20 was to make the distinction of national interest versus international commitments. While the UK has to manage  Brexit, the U.S. seeks to reduce its isolation, Russia wants more acceptance and three Latin American presidents enhance their efforts for more integration. Mexico and Brazil are negotiating their commerce agreement to triple the items of cooperation. Argentina and Brazil are working to push the Mercosur-EU negotiations. All of them are ratifying their commitments to the Paris Agreement on sustainability. Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile in the Pacific Alliance have begun negotiations with Mercosur.  Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance have more or less the same GDP of $4 trillion. The difference […]