About: EU-Canada

CETA 20-09-2017

CETA goes live, but not without foes

On Thursday (21 September), the EU-Canada trade agreement enters provisionally into force, sparking a rehash of old claims.

CETA 08-09-2017

Europe braces for CETA, attacks its legality in top EU court

Two weeks before the EU-Canada trade agreement enters into force, France evaluates its environmental and health impacts and Belgium challenges the agreement in the European Court of Justice. EURACTIV France reports.

Agrifood 24-08-2017

A stinky matter: Canada’s cheese quota settlement upsets EU dairy farmers

Canada’s federal government has finalised the details of an additional import quota that will allow 18,500 tonnes of European cheese to enter Canada, but EU dairy producers aren't happy. EURACTIV Italy reports.

CETA 26-05-2017

Canada ratification upsets Macron’s promises on CETA

Canada’s ratification of CETA on 17 May opens the door to a provisional application of the free trade agreement in the coming weeks. But it places Emmanuel Macron’s promise to establish an expert committee to evaluate the impact of the deal on shaky ground. EURACTIV France reports.

CETA 31-03-2017

French attempts to delay CETA brushed aside

A group of French MPs have asked President François Hollande to delay the entry into force of CETA, the EU’s free trade deal with Canada, until France’s top court has passed judgement on its constitutionality. But Hollande is unmoved by their concerns. EURACTIV France reports.

Trade & Society 15-02-2017

After Parliament approval, final ratification could still put CETA in legal limbo

Most measures outlined in the EU's landmark free trade agreement with Canada are set to go into effect after MEPs approved the deal today (15 February), but fourteen member states can still put the deal to a referendum vote and national parliaments need to rubberstamp it—including feisty legislators in Belgium's regional Walloon Parliament.

Trade & Society 15-02-2017

MEPs approve EU-Canada trade deal

After a heated debate in Parliament on Wednesday (15 February), MEPs have given the green light to the EU-Canada trade agreement, clearing the way for the deal to come into force provisionally this spring.

Trade & Society 26-01-2017

After Wallonia’s veto on CETA, 60 academics defend EU democracy in trade

EXCLUSIVE / After the near-death experience of CETA, the controversial EU-Canada trade deal that was almost toppled by a regional government in Belgium, a group of academics has come out to defend the European decision-making process in trade policy.

Trade & Society 24-01-2017

CETA clears crucial hurdle in Parliament’s trade committee

The EU's trade agreement with Canada cleared a crucial hurdle today (24 January) when it was approved by the European Parliament's International Trade Committee, making way for the deal to be sent to a vote in the entire 751-seat chamber next month.

Trade & Society 22-12-2016

Future of EU trade deals in doubt after Singapore ruling

A decision regarding the European Union’s trade deal with Singapore could have far-reaching implications for future agreements, after the EU’s top lawyer said the European Commission could not finalise the deal without member state approval.

Trade & Society 22-11-2016

MEPs’ sad games undermine the Parliament’s due rights

In their attempt to fast-track the EU-Canada agreement, some MEPs are reversing years of progress in democratising the European Union, warn MEPs Anne-Marie Mineur, Bart Staes and Pavel Poc.

Trade & Society 30-10-2016

EU, Canada sign historic trade deal amid protests

After seven years of negotiations, and a bumpy final landing, the European Union and Canada signed a landmark trade deal on Sunday (30 October).

Trade & Society 28-10-2016

Canada cautious on CETA deal breakthrough

Belgium announced a breakthrough Thursday (27 October) to save a landmark EU-Canada free trade deal, winning over domestic holdouts who threatened to torpedo the agreement and further damage Europe's international credibility.

Trade & Society 27-10-2016

Belgium reaches consensus on EU-Canada free trade deal

Belgian political leaders have reached a consensus in support of the landmark EU-Canada trade deal, Prime Minister Charles Michel said, raising hopes it can be signed soon.

Trade & Society 27-10-2016

Belgium plans new talks to break EU-Canada trade deadlock

Belgium's political leaders are set for a new round of talks to try and resolve differences that have blocked a landmark EU-Canada free trade deal.

26-10-2016

The Brief: Is CETA a dead parrot or a zombie?

European Council President Donald Tusk this morning told MEPs that the EU could still sign the CETA trade deal with Canada tomorrow, despite the veto by a number of Belgian regional assemblies.

Trade & Society 20-10-2016

Schulz makes a plea to back EU-Canada trade deal

European Parliament President Martin Schulz made a plea on Wednesday (19 October) to back the EU-Canada trade deal insisting it has the power to shape globalisation.

12-10-2016

The Brief: Robots will rule us with their iron fists

Robots. They can’t be reasoned with, they don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop – ever.

Trade & Society 11-10-2016

Canadian envoy: To make CETA succeed, governments must redistribute wealth

Wealth created by trade needs to be evenly shared, so that everyone profits from it, Canada's Ambassador to the EU, Daniel Costello, told EURACTIV.com, ahead of a likely signing of the EU-Canada trade deal.

Global Europe 06-10-2016

The Brief: UKIP leadership frontrunner hospitalised after EU Parliament fight

From now on, UKIP’s new motto should be “C’mon lets settle this outside.” Not outside the European Union. Outside in the street, fighting.

30-09-2016

The Brief: Sometimes, the EU works!

Sometimes the European Union works. There, after two weeks of The Brief, we finally said it.

Digital 08-09-2016

Court Advisor: EU-Canada air passenger deal illegal

An EU-Canada deal to share air passenger data in a bid to fight terrorism cannot be passed in its present form as it would breach privacy laws, the chief legal advisor to the European Union's top court said Thursday (8 September).

Trade & Society 29-06-2016

EU leaders on collision course with Commission over CETA

The European Commission's announcement that the EU-Canada trade deal will be concluded without the involvement of national parliaments has sparked debate at the EU summit in Brussels and was met with outrage in a number of countries. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reportedly told EU leaders on Tuesday (28 June) that the Commission considers the Comprehensive Economic and …

Trade & Society 29-02-2016

EU, Canada change ISDS clause, get closer to ‘gold-plated trade deal’

The European Commission announced on Monday (29 February) that  it has agreed with the Canadian government to amend the controversial investment protection clause to pulverise the risk of defeat  on a ratification vote of the trade agreement in the European Parliament.