France wants to make compliance with the Paris Agreement on climate a precondition to signing European trade agreements. However, this is an issue where France is struggling to get the other 27 EU members to agree. EURACTIV France reports.
In a move that underscored Donald Trump’s isolation on trade and climate change, the two major economies inserted a reference to the Paris Agreement into CETA. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
Trade deals should focus on opening up trade and should not be overloaded with all kinds of other purposes. And when politics does sneak into trade deals, it should be left to the elected politicians and not to judges, writes Pieter Cleppe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.