The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Brazilian Council for Economic and Social Development (CDES) were holding their seventh meeting of the European Union – Brazil Civil Society Round Table in Brussels, Belgium, on 22-23 January 2013.
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We have come now to the end of our two days of work, and I think we can congratulate ourselves. Our exchanges have been as fruitful as we expected. We produced a very satisfactory final declaration that reflects the commitment of the participants and the precise views of Brazilian and European civil society consultative bodies on very important issues. And we produced them right in time to be fed into the EU-Brazil Summit, which will take place in Brasília in two days.
Staffan Nilsson's Opening Speech at the EU Brazil Round Table Brasilia