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Leo Varadkar says Dublin will vote against EU pact unless Brazil stops forest burnings

Ireland’s taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has said Dublin will vote against an EU trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil takes action to stop the burning of the Amazon.

Varadkar said his government would oppose the Mercosur trade agreement with four Latin American countries – Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay – that was clinched in June after two decades of negotation but has not yet been ratified.

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