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Uruguay supports Việt Nam’s negotiations of FTA with Mercosur: Official
Uruguay’s foreign minister emphasised that the country will work closely with the Vietnamese Embassy to promote stronger and more comprehensive relations between the two countries in the coming time.
EU seeks post-election approval of Mercosur trade deal, says Brussels’ chief negotiator
The EU is preparing for swift approval of a long-stalled trade agreement with the Mercosur bloc post-June’s European Parliament elections, according to Rupert Schlegelmilch, Brussels’ top negotiator.
Diana Mondino: Mercosur must open up to ‘agreements with other countries’
Argentina’s Foreign Minister Diana Mondino calls for modernisation of Mercosur rules and backs push for free-trade deal with China.
India’s trade talks with South American trade bloc on the back burner
Talks between India and South American trade bloc Mercosur have been put on the back burner with both sides focused on concluding their long-pending free-trade agreements with other regions.
Brazilian FM welcomes Bangladesh’s interest in Preferential Trade Agreement
Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira welcomed Bangladesh’s interest in reaching a MERCOSUR-Bangladesh Preferential Trade Agreement during a meeting with Bangladeshi foreign ministry officials in Dhaka.
Macron calls proposed EU-Mercosur trade pact ‘very bad deal’ lacking strong climate commitments
French president tells Brazil forum both parties need to be ‘much stronger’ on biodiversity and climate.
EFTA euro nations eye Mercosur deal before year-end
Parliamentary representatives from European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) stop in Buenos Aires as part of regional tour focusing on efforts to secure free-trade deal with the Mercosur bloc.
Mercosur ‘ready’ to resume FTA talks with Japan, Paraguay foreign minister says
After a seven-year hiatus, Japan and Mercosur — Latin America’s largest trading bloc — plan to resume talks next month to decide whether to launch formal negotiations on a major, bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), according to Paraguay’s top diplomat.
EU-Mercosur deal breaches climate laws - new legal analysis
A new legal analysis shows that the EU-Mercosur would not comply with existing EU and international law, because it is expected to lead to an overall rise in greenhouse gas emissions and increased deforestation.
EU-Mercosur unlikely to be finalised before the EU elections
It is highly unlikely that the hotly-contested EU-Mercosur free trade agreement will be concluded before the EU elections in June, French and German MPs familiar with the matter said.
Spain suggests simplifying CAP, strengthening Mercosur ‘mirror clauses’
Spain will present a proposal to strengthen mirror clauses in free trade agreements, such as the EU-Mercosur deal.
EU: conditions to complete Mercosur trade deal not met yet
The Commission assessment is that the conditions for the conclusion of the Mercosur agreement are not met but negotiations on the deal are continuing.
EU-Latin America trade deal cannot be approved in current form, says Varadkar
The deal has been in negotiations for two decades, and supporters had hoped the agreement with Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay could be concluded after new environmental protections were sought.
ECVC demands from Place du Luxembourg, Brussels: End free trade agreements and ensure fair prices for farmers
Hundreds of farmers from European Coordination Via Campesina have assembled with their tractors in Place du Luxembourg, Brussels, alongside more than 30 civil society organisations to call for an end to the EU-Mercosur deal and other free trade agreements.
The time is right to finally drop the EU-Mercosur deal
Friends of the Earth Europe, Eurogroup for Animals and the European Trade Justice Coalition (ETJC) share European farmers’ frustration over having to compete with imported products exempt from the EU environmental, labour and animal welfare standards.
Cars v cows: German automakers call to split EU-Mercosur deal to bypass French ‘non’
The EU-Mercosur trade agreement should be split into two distinctive parts to circumvent French resistance based on agricultural issues, the German car industry has proposed, in a bid to boost export markets other than China.
EU-Mercosur trade talks still alive, Brussels says in rebuke to France’s Macron
The European Commission assured that talks on the EU-Mercosur trade agreement continue after a French official claimed President Emmanuel Macron had convinced the bloc’s executive to bury the deal.
France says EU Commission to end trade deal talks with Mercosur countries
French President has told the European Commission that it was impossible to conclude trade deal negotiations with South America’s Mercosur bloc and understands the EU has put an end to the talks, his office said.
EU foreign policy chief warns agricultural crisis may block Mercosur trade deal
The crisis affecting the agricultural sector in many countries of the European Union could be an “obstacle” to the approval of the free trade agreement with Mercosur, as suggested by the EU head of diplomacy, Josep Borrell.
France ’opposes signing’ of EU-Mercosur trade deal, says prime minister
French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal says President Emmanuel Macron "has always opposed" the free-trade deal negotiated between the European Union and the Mercosur trade bloc.