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Argentina president says “protectionism” in some European sectors biggest challenge for Mercosur-EU agreement – Metro US

Argentina president says “protectionism” in some European sectors biggest challenge for Mercosur-EU agreement

FILE PHOTO: Argentina’s President Fernandez and Ecuador’s President Lasso attend
FILE PHOTO: Argentina’s President Fernandez and Ecuador’s President Lasso attend bilateral agreement signing ceremony, in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday said “protectionism” in some European sectors was the biggest challenge for a free trade agreement between the Southern Common Market, also known as Mercosur, and the European Union.

Speaking at a press conference in Berlin with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Fernandez said, “What we really need to discuss is also to see how we act against the protectionism of certain sectors of the European economy.”

(Reporting by Nicolas Misculin; Writing by Kylie Madry; Editing by Mark Porter)

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