European Farmers Critical of EU-Mercosur Agreement

European farmers regard the agreement as a threat to their businesses.

By Newsfeed/AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - European farmers immediately spoke out against the trade agreement that the EU and Mercosur signed on Friday in Brussels, which they regard as a threat to their activity.

As soon as the deal was announced, Twitter messages of outrage and critical statements began to spread, contrasting with the grins of European and South American negotiators, pleased with this "historical" commitment, after 20 years of discussions.

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