Dombrovskis argued that the agreement was worth it. The agreement „gives the EU substantial market opening and the EU will also have a considerable advantage for the First Mover, as it is the first agreement, as Mercosur has done with a global partner,“ he said. EU CalendarThe European Commission (EC) verifies the legality of the agreement and translates it into all official EU languages to be presented to the EU Council of Ministers (Governments of 27) in the first months of 2021, in line with the timetable published by the European Parliament (EP). After the adoption of the Council, the treaty will reach the European Parliament. It remains to be seen whether it will also have to face scrutiny from the EU`s national parliaments. Following the adoption and publication, On 1 July 2019, from the „agreement in principle“ of 17 languages, 29 unfinished texts of the chapters and annexes of the trade agreement with the Disclaimer were published in July and September 2019, that they „were published only for informational purposes and that further changes may be made, including as a result of the legal review process.“ The main plans to liberalise goods, services and investment have not yet been released.  In the meantime, negotiations continued for the other parts of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement and ended on 18 June 2020 with an agreement on the pillars of political dialogue and cooperation, the preamble and institutional and final arrangements.  This text has not yet been published by the official authorities, but has been disclosed by Greenpeace.  Greenpeace condemned that commitments to protect nature or manage the climate emergency, as defined in the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, were not included in the conditions under which one party could clean up the other sanction or suspend the agreement. The new discussions are „currently at an early stage of consultation,“ he said. The aim of the consultation is „clear,“ he added: „The issues of deforestation and compliance with the Paris agreement must tackle wisely… so that we can move forward with the ratification of the agreement. However, last year, EU countries, including France and Germany, warned that they could not ratify the agreement if Brazil did not commit to resuming deforestation in the Amazon. Earlier this month, the European Parliament adopted a resolution saying that „the agreement cannot be ratified in its current form.“ The agreement is expected to result in a significant increase in Brazilian beef exports to all EU countries.
  Under the agreement, the EU will open its markets to a quota of up to 99,000 tonnes of beef per year, at a preferential rate of 7.5% inches.  Farmers across the EU oppose it, especially small farmers who fear being underestimated in terms of prices.  The COPA-COGECA union, which represents 23 million farmers in the EU, warned that the agreement „will go down in history as a very dark moment“.  The Irish Farmers` Association condemned the agreement as a „shameful and weak sell-off“.  SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said Portugal favors early approval of the trade agreement between the European Union and south-American trade bloc Mercosur during her visit to Lisbon, according to a statement released on Monday.