Dutch Parliament calls for veto of Mercosur-EU agreement and cites Brazil: “Bad for the Amazon”

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The Dutch Parliament decided by a majority on Tuesday (Mar. 7) to urge the Dutch government to block the free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur in Brussels.

The reason is the alleged risk of unfair competition that the country’s farmers would face if trade agreements including agricultural products.

Dutch MEP Esther Ouwehand of the Animal Party praised the fact that the majority in Parliament, including one of the government’s coalition partners (the Christian Union), wants to put “an end to the free trade agreement with Brazil, which is extremely bad for the Amazon, animals . . .

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