A group of Green MEPs has written to Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström and Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, urging the EU Commission to use the EU-Mercosur Agreement [3], a new trade deal currently being negotiated between Latin American countries and the EU, to prevent further destruction of the Amazon rainforest. With Brazilian imports into the EU being dominated by primary products – over a quarter of which are minerals – Greens fear the deal could do the opposite and encourage European extractive and agribusiness to exploit exports from areas like the massive Renca reserve which is threatened by the Brazilian government.

Letter to Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström

Letter to Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker

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