Canada and CETA

Canada and CETA

CETA: all eyes on Belgium

Today all eyes are on Belgium as the Wallonian parliament, with a majority of deputies having pronounced themselves against CETA, is to rule today (Fridat 14 October 2016) whether it will bloc signature of the EU Canadian trade deal.   Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has warned Wallonians that such …

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CETA: draft declaration hints at “effectively enforceable” labour and environment provisions in early revision

The German Social-Democrats were promised a declaration by trade commissioner Malmström and trade minister Freeland ahead of a coming Council meeting that aims to give the green light to the signature and ratification of CETA later this month. They are getting it. And it does not quite satisfy the demands made by Bernd …