EU-Mexico trade pact could secure energy reform

Critics of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador are concerned about a slow-down or even a rollback of Mexico’s 2013 energy reform, but the conditions of the EU-Mexico free trade agreement could cement the opening of Mexico’s energy sector.

EU-Mexico trade pact could secure energy reform

Antonio Manuel López Obrador was elected president on 1 July. During his campaign he suggested Mexico could withdraw the energy reform, which was passed in 2013 to open the oil and gas market to foreign investment. López Obrador has since retracted this statement, but there are concerns his policies could discourage private investors.

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