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CETA 24-07-2019

Top arbitration lawyer: CETA’s arbitration mechanism reflects international agreements

Louis Degos, an international arbitration lawyer, spoke to EURACTIV France about the French National Assembly's ratification of CETA, the EU-Canada free trade agreement, which, in case of disputes, would resort to the use of often confidential arbitration procedure.
EU Priorities 2020 20-11-2017

Bulgarian President: I may be a general, but I don’t like warlike rhetoric

In a wide-ranging interview, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, whose country takes over the EU's  rotating six-month Presidency in January, discussed European policies, the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency, and  his contradictions with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.
Trade & Society 25-10-2016

Udo Bullmann: It is ‘correct’ to give regions say on CETA deal

SPD MEP Udo Bullmann does not think it is a mistake to make agreements like the teetering CETA deal dependent on the approval of regions like Wallonia. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Trade & Society 17-10-2016

Giegold MEP: Constitutional court CETA decision ‘balanced’ but concerns remain

Germany’s ruling parties champion the cause of proper subsidiarity when it suits them, but conveniently forget it when it comes to free trade, said Sven Giegold MEP, in an interview with EURACTIV Germany about CETA.
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.
Agrifood 01-03-2016

Bernd Lange: The US needs to improve workers’ rights

EXCLUSIVE / Labour rights in the US must be improved before any potential TTIP deal is signed and Brexit’s economic impact is of concern, according to the chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade, Bernd Lange.
Climate change 10-12-2015

Quebec minister: ‘Regions are driving the development of carbon pricing’

The Canadian province of Quebec has recently established a carbon market, and linked it to California’s market, in the hopes of inspiring more regional North American initiatives. 
Trade & Society 25-11-2015

SMEs want a TTIP rethink

What would drive the boss of a Bavarian mechanical engineering company to launch a business initiative against TTIP? Martina Römmelt-Fella detailed her concerns about it to EURACTIV Germany.

Hogan: Empowering women farmers in developing countries is ‘absolutely crucial’

SPECIAL REPORT/ In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan shared his vision of how the EU and developing countries could greatly improve global food security togther, through innovation and sustainable farming practices.
Trade & Society 28-07-2015

Malmström: We can finish TTIP during the Obama administration

The EU’s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was amazed at German criticism over the planned EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and emphasised its benefits in an interview with Tagesspiegel.
Trade & Society 18-12-2014

Nickel boss: ‘Economic benefits of CETA outweigh the criticism’

The free trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA) will provide European companies with long-term access to essential raw materials, Nickel Institute President Tim Aiken says, hoping to create more pro-business EU laws with CETA. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Trade & Society 16-12-2014

Analyst: ISDS model is Australia, not Canada

Ahead of the release of a report on a controversial arbitration clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Gus Van Harten told EURACTIV that the EU should explore the option of an international arbitration court and use Australia, not Canada as a benchmark.
Agrifood 20-11-2014

Commission official: The EU is not going to change its food legislation because of TTIP

The EU is not going to change its food safety legislation under the negotiation for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which means that GMOs can be marketed in the EU only once they have been authorised, and beef from the USA would be marketable in Europe only if it is hormone free, Ignacio Garcia Bercero of the European Commission told EURACTIV Czech Republic.
Climate change 18-03-2013

Indigenous chief: Canada trying to muscle EU on tar sands

Canada is tarnishing its green image by lobbying on behalf of tar sands, labelled in the EU's proposed revision of the Fuel Quality Directive as more polluting than conventional oil sources, said Indigenous Chief Bill Erasmus, in an interview with EURACTIV.
Brexit 11-02-2011

Canadian CCS supremo: We need to build global CCS industry with Europe

The EU and Canada should work together to bring controversial carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology onto the global marketplace more quickly, according to the director of Canada's flagship CAN$2 billion CCS programme.
EU Priorities 2020 17-04-2008

Graham Watson: I told Sarkozy he is wrong on migration

The leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe parliamentary group wants the EU to take advantage of the experience of Canada instead of blindly following a restrictive policy focusing on deportation, he argued in an interview with EURACTIV. He also shared his views on 'Mr. Europe' and the next European elections. 
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