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European Parliament Opposes EU-Mercosur Agreement Over Brazil’s Environmental Policy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, October 7th, the European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution opposing the ratification of the trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur on the grounds of concerns over the environmental policy of the Jair Bolsonaro government.

Passed by 345 votes in favor, 295 against and 56 abstentions, the text says that Brazil runs counter to "the Paris Agreement's commitments, particularly in the fight against global warming and the protection of biodiversity."

The position is a change from a 2018 report on the bloc's trade policies. The document then concluded that integration . . .

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