facebook
twitter
search
search

Brazil backs Argentina's complaint with EU

May 2, 2005 at 9:36 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 2 (UPI) -- Brazil Monday supported Argentina's complaint with the European Union about the inclusion of the Falkland Islands in the EU constitution.

Speaking during a developing nation's meeting in Paris, Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said Brazil was uncomfortable at the islands' inclusion in the proposed document, O Globo reported.

The Falkland Islands -- A British territory off the coast of Argentina -- have long been a point of contention between England and the South American nation.

In 1982, the two nations waged a short-lived war over the islands, leaving some 900 people dead, mostly Argentines.

Argentine officials are concerned that if the islands are included in the constitution as a British overseas protectorate, their ongoing struggle to regain control of them will be waged against the European Union and not just Great Britain.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Wisconsin's Walker in hot seat over open-records restrictions
Putin congratulates U.S. on Independence Day
Greek economy reaches low point on eve of referendum
10-month-old Turkish baby rescued after floating out to sea
9 injured when fireworks explode in crowd