There are no guarantees that a beef deal will
remain permanently off the EU-Mercosur trade negotiations. That’s the warning
from the Independent MEP Marian Harkin. The Midlands North-West MEP was speaking
in the European Parliament where MEPs this week questioned the EU’s Trade
Commissioner on news that a beef deal had been withdrawn from trade
negotiations with the Mercosur states. However,
Marian Harkin says the South American states will put huge pressure on the EU to
put beef back on the Mercosur menu.