Mercosur trade agreement and the European Green Deal: are they compatible?

Parliament will debate the compatibility of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement with the new European Green Deal, on Wednesday from 15.00.

The EU and Mercosur group of countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) reached an agreement on a trade pact covering a population of 780 million people on 28 June 2019. For the agreement to enter into force, Parliament needs to agree to it.

The European Green Deal, presented on 11 December in the Parliament, aims to make Europe the first continent to be climate-neutral. MEPs are expected to raise the situation in the Amazon and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s political stance on it, while exploring how compatible the Green Deal is with the trade agreement.

You can watch the plenary debate via EP Live, and EbS+.