Author: Iana Dreyer


CETA: three member states still to appease

As expected Belgium was not able to give the green light to the signature of CETA at a trade minister’s meeting this morning in Luxembourg. Romania and Bulgaria, though apparently not actively opposing signature of CETA, continue to express their ‘reservations’. Without unanimous approval, the painstakingly negotiated free trade agreement between …


CETA approval still pending

It will be an all-nighter for Paul Magnette ahead of an EU trade ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg today (18 October 2016). But the deadline to approve CETA as planned will most likely be missed.   The minister president of the region of Wallonia is holding up the approval by Belgium of the …