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Amazzonia. Scusa EU per colpire l’import di carne brasiliana.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-08-27.

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Il problema degli incendi nella Amazzonia sembrerebbe essere soltanto un pretesto per far progredire un ben più sostanzioso contenzioso.

«The EU buys 120,000 tonnes a year of beef from Brazil, about one tenth of its total beef exports, and pays some of the highest prices for prime cuts»

«European imports were set to increase due to tariff cuts under a new trade deal between the EU and Mercosur, a South American bloc»

«But France and Ireland have also said they would not sign the trade pact unless Brazil tries to stop the blaze.»

«”There is no way that Ireland will vote for the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement if Brazil does not honour its environmental commitments,” Irish leader Leo Varadkar said on Friday»

«”In these conditions, France will oppose the Mercosur deal as it is,” French president Emmanuel Macron’s spokesman also told the Reuters news agency.»

«Using undiplomatic language, the Elysee spokesman accused Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro of having “lied” to Macron on climate promises at a recent summit in Japan»

«The fires have been linked to the far-right Bolsonaro’s permits for cutting down trees to help big business»

«But Bolsonaro told him to butt out, while accusing him of “a misplaced colonialist mindset”.»

«”Isn’t Norway that country that kills whales up there in the North Pole? Take that money and help [German leader] Angela Merkel reforest Germany,”»

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Il problema è semplicissimo.

L’Unione Europea ha stretto un accordo con Mercosur, ma Francia, Finlandia ed altri stati non ne vogliono sapere di firmarlo. Questo trattato permetterebbe di importare dall’America latina prodotti alimentari che, senza essere gravati da dazi, sarebbero altamente concorrenziali con quelli prodotti in Europa a costi quasi doppi.

Di qui scaturisce la ricerca di un qualsiasi pretesto per bloccare la firma definitiva del Trattato.

A ciò si aggiunga la divergenza ideologia che separa Francia e Germania dal Brasile, fatto questo che vale molto sia per Mr Macron sia per Frau Merkel.

Infine, tutta l’Unione Europea sembrerebbe essersi avviata sulla strada di una severe recessione, che oramai sta sconfinando con una franca depressione. In questa situazione apparirebbe essere ragionevole che Mr Macron cerchi di proteggere il comparto alimentare francese, facendone pagare i costi a tutti gli europei.

Tuttavia il risultato finale che si prospetta è davvero ben poco simpatico: il costo finale graverà sulle spalle dei Contribuenti europei: ventisei paesi dovranno pagare lo scotto alle esigenze francesi.

Nota.

«Take that money and help [German leader] Angela Merkel reforest Germany”»

Già. La dirigenza europea si sta avviando ad attuare il Piano Morgenthau.


EU Observer. 2019-08-25. EU to discuss Brazil beef ban over Amazon fires

The EU ought to consider banning Brazilian beef unless it takes action on forest fires, Finland, the holder of the EU presidency, has said.

“The EU and Finland are urgently exploring the possibility of banning imports of Brazilian beef,” Mika Lintila, the Finnish finance minister, announced on Twitter on Friday (23 August).

“Finance ministers are responsible for a number of instruments … to mitigate climate change. These actions threaten to be rendered useless if carbon sinks are systematically destroyed,” he added.

EU finance ministers would discuss the ban at an informal meeting in Helsinki on 13 September if there was “no progress before then”, he noted.

EU foreign ministers will already discuss the situation more broadly at an informal meeting next Thursday, Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto also said on Friday.

And the two ministers have the full support of Finnish leader Antti Rinne, who said the same day: “I contacted the European Commission yesterday evening, and I expect that the EU will take action”.

He did not mention the beef ban, but he said: “It goes without saying that in terms of climate change, the world cannot sustain such fires”.

Brazil’s embassy to the EU said it could not comment because its ambassador was on holiday.

A commission spokeswoman said EU officials would react to Finland’s beef idea once they had found out more about it.

The EU buys 120,000 tonnes a year of beef from Brazil, about one tenth of its total beef exports, and pays some of the highest prices for prime cuts.

European imports were set to increase due to tariff cuts under a new trade deal between the EU and Mercosur, a South American bloc.

But France and Ireland have also said they would not sign the trade pact unless Brazil tries to stop the blaze.

“There is no way that Ireland will vote for the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement if Brazil does not honour its environmental commitments,” Irish leader Leo Varadkar said on Friday.

“In these conditions, France will oppose the Mercosur deal as it is,” French president Emmanuel Macron’s spokesman also told the Reuters news agency.

Undiplomatic

Using undiplomatic language, the Elysee spokesman accused Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro of having “lied” to Macron on climate promises at a recent summit in Japan.

A Finnish diplomat told EUobserver that Helsinki had not yet taken a position on Mercosur trade.

In separate action, Germany (€35m a year) and Norway (€30m a year) have frozen deforestation aid to Brazil.

The fires have been linked to the far-right Bolsonaro’s permits for cutting down trees to help big business.

Macron earlier said the blaze would be discussed by G7 leaders meeting in France this weekend.

But Bolsonaro told him to butt out, while accusing him of “a misplaced colonialist mindset”.

“Isn’t Norway that country that kills whales up there in the North Pole? Take that money and help [German leader] Angela Merkel reforest Germany,” he also said on Norway.

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