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8/24, 8:42 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK against blocking EU-MERCOSUR trade deal

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday Britain is against blocking the ratification of the trade deal between the European Union and South America's MERCOSUR amid the Amazon fires.

On Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron stated his country will not support the trade agreement as a result of the way Brazil's government is handling the fires in the Amazon rainforest.

"There are all sorts of people who will take any excuse at all to interfere with trade and to frustrate trade deals and I don’t want to see that," Johnson told reporters. Germany and Spain also spoke against Macron's decision with a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel noting such actions are "not the appropriate answer to what is happening in Brazil now."

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