Brussels says it will bring their products to new markets, while saving 4 Billion Euros in customs. But farmers worry about the effect on their local market.
Brazil's president said that environmental challenges must be met while respecting "national sovereignty" and announced a meeting of countries that share the Amazon to tackle the devastating fires.
Opponents of free trade with South America's Mercosur states are delighted that Austria is stymieing a potential deal. But the agreement is not dead yet, says Bernd Riegert.
The EU-Mercosur agreement would link more than 770 million people as part of the world's biggest free trade area. DW looks at what it all means.
Austrian lawmakers have rejected an EU-Mercosur trade deal, putting the fate of the project in doubt. Several European states have raised concerns about the South American trade agreement and the environment.
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