Belgian 'Non' clouds EU meeting to approve Canada deal

Belgian 'Non' clouds EU meeting to approve Canada deal

European Union trade ministers meet in Luxembourg on Tuesday aiming to approve a free trade agreement with Canada but facing regional opposition in Belgium that threatens to scupper the entire deal.
All 28 EU governments now back the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which would be the bloc's first trade accord with a G7 country. But they risk not getting the unanimity they seek because the French-speaking south of Belgium does not support it.
Belgium has a centre-right coalition firmly in favour of CETA, but its peculiar structure means it cannot sign up without backing... read more

17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Reuters

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