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18th Sep 2020

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EU-Mercosur deal at risk if Brazil quits climate pact

French president Emmanuel Macron has threatened not to sign an EU-Latin America trade deal if Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro withdrew from the Paris climate pact. "I am not in favour of signing major trade accords with powers who have announced that they won't respect the Paris agreement," Macron said. The trade deal with the Mercosur club, which includes Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay has been 17 years in the making.

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Ylva Johansson on Migration and Drama Queens

Commissioner for home affairs, Ylva Johansson, would like to win the approval of all EU member states for a new proposal for a common asylum and migration policy - something her predecessors failed to do.

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