EU farmers boss: ‘Devastating’ Mercosur trade pact exposes Europe’s double standards
“First of all, this is a political agreement. It still needs some fine-tuning but it’s fair to say that the impact of the Mercosur agreement would be devastating on the European farming family model,” Pesonen said.
The EU and Mercosur countries – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – reached a political agreement on 28 June over a comprehensive new trade deal.
The deal came after two decades of often tough negotiations, which had repeatedly stalled because of European farmer sensitivities.