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EU leader is optimistic that the Mercosur agreement will be approved

By Marcelo Osakabe

Although the new European requirements to ratify the agreement between the European Union and Mercosur have frightened Brazil and its neighbors, there is optimism that the agreement will be finalized this year.

The assessment comes from German MEP Bernd Lange, president of the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament.

In his assessment, the environmental setbacks of President Jair Bolsonaro's administration prevented an agreement from being signed earlier.

However, he says other things have changed in the global context since 2019 and also need to be considered, citing the war in Ukraine and the retreat from . . .

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