Two days after French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that the fires in the Amazon area is a global problem, Slovakia's Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná has joined in to slam Brazil for its approach.
“The way Brazil has been lately treating the Amazon rainforest is unacceptable,” she said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “The European Union must use all ways available to make Brazil change its attitude.”
Matečná is ready to block the EU trade deal with the Mercosur countries, which include Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council.
Logging and fires in the Amazon basin, which contribute to climate change, is the number one reason behind the minister's decision. She also mentioned the recent food scandals.