Brazil, Europe free trade talks

Brasilia, June 27:

Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva may use meetings next week with European leaders to restart trade talks between South America’s Mercosur bloc and the EU, officials said today.

Silva will be in Lisbon to launch a ‘strategic alliance’ between Brazil and the EU, aimed at strengthening joint efforts to tackle climate change and global poverty, promote human rights and UN reform.