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History of the Delegation

The European Parliament's Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil held its inaugural meeting on 13 October 2014.
The delegation had been created by a European Parliamentary decision of 12 March 2014, followed by a resolution of 16 July 2014, which specified that it would include 14 full members.

Importance of Brazil
In deciding to establish a dedicated delegation, the European parliament acknowledged the importance of the country and the bilateral relationship.This had been noted as early as 2009, when the Parliament passed a resolution on the European Union-Brazil Strategic Partnership.
In that resolution, Parliament noted that "Brazil has become an increasingly significant regional and global player and has emerged as a key interlocutor for the EU" and "Brazil and the European Union are partners who share the same world vision, and can promote changes and solutions worldwide".

Bureau
On 26 September 2019, the Delegation's bureau was unanimously elected and consists of the chair, MEP José Manuel Fernandes (PPE, PT) and two vice-chairs: MEPs Manuel Pizarro (S&D, PT) and Anna Cavazzini (Greens/EFA, DE).

Activity
In just one year, the political landscape in which the EU-Brazil relations are embedded has completely changed.Since 1 January 2019, Brazil has a new President, a new government and a new Congress. In May 2019, a new European Parliament was elected and since 1 December 2019 the new European Commission took office in Brussels. There are new actors on both sides, and the challenge for this Delegation will be to revive and to intensify the bilateral relations.The new Delegation's activity will focus on strengthening parliamentary relations and is looking forward to receiving the President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Brazilian Congress, Rodrigo Maia, at the European Parliament in a near future.
The Delegation is planning to make its first visit to Brazil in the week from 2 - 6 November 2020.
During this visit, Delegation Members will meet their counterparts in the Brazilian Congress (Senate and Chamber of Deputies), and representatives of the Government, business community and civil society.