ENVI Committee largely supports CETA

The Environment Committee voted today (12 January 2017) in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada.   The vote was expected to be very tight, but against all expectations almost two thirds of the MEPs’s votes supported the trade deal. The Committee’s original …

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“Namur declaration” calls for more national involvement in EU trade deals

The leader of the Belgian region of Wallonia, Paul Magnette, who is also an academic, orchestrated a declaration on trade policy by leading professors across the West entitled the Namur Declaration. The three-page text, released on Monday (5 December 2016) calls for greater scrutiny of trade agreements by national and regional parliaments in …