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France’s Macron reiterates his opposition to Mercosur-EU agreement

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday (3) that France would maintain its opposition to the EU-Mercosur trade deal when the country takes over the rotating EU presidency in early 2022.

The French president's opposition remains focused on climate change and biodiversity.

"France is against Mercosur as it is being negotiated today, and we will continue to say that very clearly. Not because we are not comfortable with our Mercosur friends, but because this agreement, as conceived and designed, is by definition incompatible with our climate and biodiversity agenda," he said in Marseille at the . . .

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