France Will Not Sign Mercosur Agreement Under “Current Conditions”

"We cannot sign a trade agreement with a country that does not respect the Amazon rainforest, that does not respect the Paris Agreement. France will not sign the Mercosur agreement under these conditions," said France's Environment minister.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an interview with French television channel BFM TV, French Environment Minister Élisabeth Borne said that France will not sign the agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur countries under "current conditions".

"We cannot sign a trade agreement with a country that does not respect the Amazon rainforest, that does not respect the Paris Agreement. France will not sign the Mercosur agreement under these conditions," she said.

Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron . . .

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