Emmanuel Macron threatens to ditch trade deal over Amazon fires

French President Emmanuel Macron has threatened to block an EU trade deal with Brazil that’s been 20 years in the making.

An international war of words has intensified as a record numbers of wildfires sweep through the Amazon.

Mr Macron’s stance is an escalation of the war of words between Brasilia and Paris over the record numbers of wildfires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest.

In a strongly worded statement from the Elysee Palace, Marcon said that “in light of Brazil’s attitude these recent weeks”, he could “only conclude that President Bolsonaro lied to him during the Osaka Summit” in June where climate change was among topics discussed.

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