Macron threatens to scupper EU-South America trade deal over climate



Sam Morgan | Euractiv

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that he will oppose a trade deal between the EU and Mercosur if Brazil’s incoming far-right president pulls his country out of the Paris Agreement. At the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires last week, Macron told reporters that he would be unwilling to sign a “broad trade” pact with Mercosur if one of its members, Brazil, ends up ditching the landmark climate deal. Negotiations 20-years-in-the-making are still ongoing between the EU and Mercosur, whose active members are Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, and the current sticking point is the issue of agricultural imports. Read more here