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The Walloon Parliament unanimously adopted a motion opposing the draft trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay).
Walloon Parliament adopts resolution against EU-Mercosur deal
6 February 2020
Russia restricts meat imports from Argentina for public health reasons.
Russia restricts meat imports from Argentina and Paraguay
24 December 2019
Brazil and EU officials are concerned Buenos Aires could return to protectionism.
Argentine election looms over EU-Mercosur deal
24 December 2019
The Government has tendered for a contract to carry out an economic and sustainability impact assessment for a potential Mercosur trade deal.
Irish government tenders for Mercosur impact assessment contract
3 December 2019
For the first time, a condition based on animal welfare standards will be included in an EU trade agreement.
First animal welfare condition in a trade agreement will cover eggs
26 September 2019
Concerns about threats to farming sector also featured in Austrian parliament debate
Austrian Government will have to oppose EU-Mercosur deal in Council, says its Parliament
19 September 2019
While it seemed impossible back in July, now the opposition to the EU-Mercosur deal is building up among Member States due to the dramatic fires caused by deforestation and the lack of action of Brazilian President Bolsonaro.
Opposition to EU-Mercosur deal is growing
2 September 2019
Less than a week after the announcement of the free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay), on June 28, the dispute is gaining momentum.
Why the Mercosur agreement is so criticized
4 July 2019
The trade deal recently reached between the EU and Mercosur countries is devastating for European farmers and exposes the bloc’s double standards, Pekka Pesonen, Secretary-General of the EU farmers and cooperatives’ association (Copa-Cogeca), told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
EU farmers boss: ‘Devastating’ Mercosur trade pact exposes Europe’s double standards
2 July 2019
The EU and Mercosur – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay – are close to concluding their trade agreement after 20 years of negotiations, but from an animal welfare perspective, the text on the table is extremely worrying.
Why the EU-Mercosur agreement is bad news for European animals
26 June 2019
Leo Varadkar, along with French President Emmanuel Macron and the Polish and Belgian Prime Ministers, has written to Jean Claude Juncker raising concerns over ongoing Mercosur talks.
Varadkar warns EU president of Mercosur threat for beef
19 June 2019
While EU/Mercosur trade agreement has entered “endgame” negotiations and could lead to a political agreement in the last week of June, AVEC representing the European poultry meat sector, raises the alarm bell!
EU poultry industry sector says no to the Mercosur Agreement
19 June 2019