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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ireland's dairy industry has praised the German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner who has said she is not going to push forward efforts to seal the Mercosur Trade agreement and underlined she had serious concerns over the deal.

Speaking after a meeting of EU agriculture Ministers she said the EU was 'not in an active phase' in relation to the agreement and said it was considering how the Mercosur side will implement what was agreed in terms of environmental standards.

“That will be the yardstick for our action. To be honest, I have serious doubts . . .

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