Canada and CETA

Interview: Lessons from TTIP – Regulatory trade talks should be an open deliberative process
Canada and CETA Exclusive Interviews United States

Interview: Lessons from TTIP – Regulatory trade talks should be an open deliberative process

  The failure of the controversial transatlantic TTIP negotiations in late 2016 is a good opportunity to reflect on what went wrong and can be done with trade agreements involving regulatory talks in future. Professor Bernard Hoekman, Director and Professor in Global Economics at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced …

Canada and CETA

Last ditch attempt to overcome row over CETA Joint Committee ahead of Parliament ratification

Shadow rapporteur for the left-of-centre S&D group, Romanian MEP Sorin Moisa, has been trying to defuse a fresh crisis brewing in the group over CETA ahead of a trade committee vote. The disagreement is about the powers of the treaty’s coordinating body, the so-called Joint Committee.   Moisa believes clarifications offered …

Canada and CETA Germany Internal EU politics

German constitutional court refuses to block CETA provisional application

Blocking the ratification process of CETA would be highly damaging to the EU’s international standing, Germany’s top judges believe.   The ratification process of CETA, the EU-Canadian trade pact, is in full swing, as the European Parliament prepares to sign off on the agreement in the coming weeks. CETA is expected …