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Belgian agreement to trigger ECJ ruling on legality of CETA

Press release | October 27, 2016 at 16:30

Brussels – After ten days of frantic negotiations, Belgium is set to reach an internal political agreement on CETA, a controversial trade and investment protection deal between the EU and Canada. The Belgian agreement will now require the...

Controversial EU-Canada trade deal hangs by a thread

Press release | October 21, 2016 at 13:30

Brussels – The ratification of CETA, a controversial EU-Canada trade deal, has been thrown into disarray after EU heads of state and government could not agree to endorse it at a summit in Brussels.

Political concerns delay agreement on CETA

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 14:00

Luxembourg/Brussels – CETA, a controversial EU-Canada trade deal, has suffered another major political setback today, as EU ministers did not agree on its ratification at a meeting in Luxembourg. As the meeting got underway on Tuesday morning,...

Greenpeace calls on ministers to reject CETA and put people and planet first

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 8:00

Luxembourg/Brussels – As foreign affairs and trade ministers meet in Luxembourg to finalise their decision on the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada (CETA), Greenpeace and other civil society organisations protested their...

Greenpeace comment on Walloon Parliament 'no' to CETA

Press release | October 14, 2016 at 13:51

Brussels – Commenting on the Wallonia Parliament’s vote opposing the signature of the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada (CETA), the director of Greenpeace Belgium Vincent De Brouwer said:

Updated CETA declaration shows contempt for EU citizens and parliaments

Press release | October 11, 2016 at 15:00

Brussels – An updated version of the EU and Canada’s joint declaration on CETA fails to address fundamental problems with the trade deal, as the revision only concerns three minor changes, Greenpeace has said. Greenpeace has described the three...

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