Canada and CETA

Canada and CETA

Wallonia: We are the 0.45 percent

A graph put together by Erik van der Marel, a Brussels-based economist and author of the blog Bruxenomics, shows that Wallonia, with its 3.5 million people, accounts for 0.45 percent of the EU’s trade with Canada. So much for people power!   Sources for the graph: Erik’s calculations using Eurostat; OECD; Politico. Note: based on …

Canada and CETA

CETA: all eyes on Belgium

Today all eyes are on Belgium as the Wallonian parliament, with a majority of deputies having pronounced themselves against CETA, is to rule today (Fridat 14 October 2016) whether it will bloc signature of the EU Canadian trade deal.   Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has warned Wallonians that such …