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EU-Mercosur Agreement

by Anna Cavazzini, MEP

 

Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a report opposing the ratification of the EU-Mercosur Agreement in its current form. Explained about itAnna Cavazzini, Vice-President of the Brazil Delegation in the European Parliament:

 

“This is the first time that the European Parliament has sent such a clear signal: the EU-Mercosur Agreement in its current form cannot be ratified by Parliament. Despite resistance from the Christian Democrats and part of the Liberals, theeA clear majority voted in favor of a corresponding amendment. The situation in the burning Amazon played an important role in the vote.

The Mercosur Agreement will lead to increased deforestation in the Amazon region and millions of additional tons of CO2 emissions.

I think that the inadequacies of the agreement cannot be alleviated by declarations of intent or other tricks that do not change the treaty itself. The negotiations have to be restarted in order to fully integrate the European Green Deal into the Mercosur Agreement, with sanctionable environmental and human rights standards. "

 

Background:
A report by the European Parliament on the common commercial policy, in which the EP expresses its opposition to the ratification of the EU-Mercosur Agreement in its current form (Para 36), was approved on 7 October with 437 votes in favor, 140 against and 124 Abstentions accepted.