Global appetite for beef, soy fuels Amazon fires

By |avgust 26th, 2019|Amazon, Brazil, deforestation, EU-Mercosur, News, soy|

Two of the industries involved in the infernos consuming the Amazon rainforest and drawing the attention of global powers gathered at the G7 meeting in France are familiar to diners worldwide: soy and beef.

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Ireland threatens to vote against EU-Mercosur deal 

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, EU-Mercosur, Jair Bolsonaro, News, Paris Agreement|

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has threatened to vote against a trade deal between the EU and South American trade bloc Mercosur unless Brazil, where wildfires continue to devastate the Amazon rainforest, takes its environmental obligations more ser...

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Is the EU-Mercosur deal being highjacked by premature criticism?

By |julij 25th, 2019|agriculture, deforestation, Donald Trump, EU, EU-Mercosur, European Parliament, free trade, free trade agreement, Jair Bolsonaro, Martin Häusling, News|

Almost a month ago, the European Commission signed a free trade agreement with the South American trade alliance Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay). Since then, criticism has hailed, and not only from protectionists. EURACTIV Germany re...

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EU agriculture chief slams ‘misinformation’ on Mercosur trade deal

By |julij 15th, 2019|Copa-Cogeca, EU-Mercosur, Mercosur, News, Pekka Pesonen, Phil Hogan|

There's a lot of misinformation and misplaced facts which have distorted the debate about the recently concluded Mercosur trade deal, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has said.

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Irish parliament calls on government to thwart EU-Mercosur deal

By |julij 12th, 2019|EU-Mercosur, Ireland, Leo Varadkar, Mercosur, News|

Ireland's parliament voted on Thursday (11 July) to press the government to lead opposition inside the European Union to a draft trade deal that Brussels has struck with the Mercosur bloc of South American countries.

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EU-Mercosur deal divides both sides of the Atlantic

By |julij 10th, 2019|agriculture, coffee, EU-Mercosur, France, meat imports, News, wine industry|

Ten days ago, the EU and four Mercosur countries signed a free trade agreement that will cover a market of 780 million consumers. However, diverging opinions on both sides of the Atlantic remain.  EURACTIV's partner, Euroefe reports.

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Macron defends EU-Mercosur trade deal, as farmers protest

By |julij 3rd, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, EU-Mercosur, Mercosur, News|

French President Emmanuel Macron defended a huge trade deal agreed by the European Union and four South American countries and warned against "neo-protectionism", as farmers and environmentalists step up their resistance to the accord.

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Enhancing cooperation in trade is key to combat piracy

By |december 20th, 2018|anti-counterfeit, copyright, EU-Mercosur, EUIPO, FTA, intellectual property, News, trade|

Almost 10% of clothing and footwear sold in the EU are fakes and the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) defends the need for legally binding instruments to fight piracy when negotiating trade agreements with third countries, writes Christian Archambeau.

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

By |december 3rd, 2018|Brazil, COP24, Emmanuel Macron, EU-Mercosur, G20, Jair Bolsonaro, News, Paris Agreement|

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.

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As Brazil moves right, what is left for Europe in Latin America?

By |november 13th, 2018|Brazil, CELAC, EU-Brazil, EU-CELAC, EU-Mercosur, Jair Bolsonaro, Latin America, Mercosur, News|

Brazilian foreign policy under new President Jair Bolsonaro won’t focus on cooperation with neighbours in Latin America, so the EU should double down on its flexible approach to Latin America, says Gustavo Müller.

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