France reaffirms that it will not sign EU-Mercosur agreement without changes

R7, in 07/05/2021

The country wants the free trade agreement to include requirements for protecting the Amazon and combating climate change.

The French government reaffirmed on Friday (7) that it will not sign the free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur if it is not modified to give guarantees on the protection of the Amazon, the respect of European agri-food and phytosanitary standards and the fight against the climate crisis.

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