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CETA: Commission caves in to member state political pressure, declares deal is ‘mixed’
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CETA: Commission caves in to member state political pressure, declares deal is ‘mixed’

The Commission’s intentions to declare CETA an EU-only agreement, loudly announced last week by President Jean-Claude Juncker, have backfired. Amidst a pushback from powerful member states, including France and Germany, the Commission has decided to declare CETA “mixed” and prioritised its coming into force provisionally as early as possible.   …

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