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Free trade, fair play? New EU-Vietnam deal stokes controversy

Debate on EU-Vietnam trade agreement
Debate on EU-Vietnam trade agreement © FRANCE24

The European Parliament has just given its green-light to a free trade deal with Vietnam, a deal that supporters say is a "unique opportunity" for the EU to increase its trade and influence in Southeast Asia

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Detractors though claim that the deal overlooks human rights and environmental commitments, this at a time when the EU is asking its own member states to commit to ambitious climate goals


Presented by: Catherine Nicholson
Produced by: Isabelle Romero, Céline Schmitt, Perrine Desplats and Mathilde Bénézet

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