BRICS’ potent upsurge (Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Afri¬ca) in the last few years and its increasing role in the global arena is confirmed by the fact that its five Member States account for 40% of the world’s popula¬tion and 25% of the GDP, having created half the global growth last decade.
Furthermore, there are other facts related to the BRICS that require a profound analysis. On the one hand, it is important to highlight the continuous connectedness exhibited by the five members of the bloc re¬garding global issues or international conflicts discussed in international fo¬rums. On the other hand, trade relations between the European Union and the BRICS bloc members provide data certainly spectacular, having reached a global trade exchange of over 900,000 million euros in 2013, with a negative balance for the EU of over 200,000 million euros. Therefore, this range of strong reasons led us to examine the relations between the European Union and the BRICS.