EU ‘100% correct’ to seek better environmental protections in Mercosur trade deal, says Ryan in Brazil


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Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan said it was 'not impossible' to bridge the gap between the EU and Mercosur, with talks currently stalled ahead of elections for a new European Parliament. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA Wire Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan has defended calls from several European Union member states to renegotiate a trade deal with the Mercosur trade bloc of South American nations in order to strengthen environmental protections. The Green Party leader, speaking in Brazil during a visit that is part of the Government’s annual international programme to promote Ireland during the week of St Patrick’s Day, said the...