Canada and CETA

Canada and CETA Energy & Environment Social & human rights

CETA: draft declaration hints at “effectively enforceable” labour and environment provisions in early revision

The German Social-Democrats were promised a declaration by trade commissioner Malmström and trade minister Freeland ahead of a coming Council meeting that aims to give the green light to the signature and ratification of CETA later this month. They are getting it. And it does not quite satisfy the demands made by Bernd …

Canada and CETA Internal EU politics

CETA: Business accuses Commission of not protecting treaties ahead of rocky member state endorsement process

  On Thursday and Friday (22 & 23 September), EU trade ministers are set to decide whether to endorse CETA, and on the next steps for its ratification. Business is highly nervous about the prospects the Canadian trade deal awaiting signature and ratification. It is also highly dissatisfied about the Commission’s decision to declare it …