Agnes Jongerius and Raphaël Glucksmann

“Frenchmen, one more effort, if you want to be Republicans!” was famously telling the Marquis de Sade during the 1789 Revolution. The same applies to the Dutch-French non-paper on trade policy: good points are made, but a huge effort is still needed to be actually ambitious. Last week the European Parliament stood up by saying no to the EU-Mercosur treaty. Research from Greenpeace showed that this was not an exaggeration as it has no climate protection and undermines democracy. …

Agnes Jongerius

Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch S&D delegation. Trade unionist. Twitter: @AgnesJongerius

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