Canada and CETA

CETA: Business accuses Commission of not protecting treaties ahead of rocky member state endorsement process
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CETA: Business accuses Commission of not protecting treaties ahead of rocky member state endorsement process

  On Thursday and Friday (22 & 23 September), EU trade ministers are set to decide whether to endorse CETA, and on the next steps for its ratification. Business is highly nervous about the prospects the Canadian trade deal awaiting signature and ratification. It is also highly dissatisfied about the Commission’s decision to declare it …

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In brief: Client Earth criticises European Parliament legal opinion on investment court in CETA

The freshly released European Parliament legal service’s opinion on the EU’s investor court system put forward in its Canadian trade agreement CETA was bound to displease investment arbitration and investment treaty critics: it indeed declared the system compatible with EU law.   The environmental NGO Client Earth, an activist critic of international investment protection treaties, released a legal opinion …

What the European Parliament legal service says about CETA’s investment chapter
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What the European Parliament legal service says about CETA’s investment chapter

A report by the European Parliament’s legal service released early September considers that the controversial chapter on investment protection in the Canada EU CETA trade agreement is compatible with EU law.   The question of legality of international arbitration tribunals and international courts has become a touchy topic with the controversy over …

Canada and CETA

EP: Social-democrats divided over investment, labour, and public services in CETA

An intense debate at the trade committee of the European Parliament revealed the current mood over the EU Canadian trade agreement awaiting signature and ratification this autumn. Whereas representatives of the leading European political group the EPP have generally wholeheartedly endorsed the deal, the left-of-centre S&D group is divided.   …