About: EU-Canada

Economy & Jobs 22-02-2018

ECJ isn’t the right actor to make political choices related to trade deals

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.
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 09-12-2015

A comprehensive EU-Canada trade deal can wait no longer

It has been six years since negotiations on a comprehensive economic trade deal between the EU and Canada began. Despite worries over TTIP and the Investor-State Dispute Settlement, it can wait no longer, contends Artis Pabriks.
Trade & Society 10-11-2015

How to save the EU’s CETA with Canada

This piece is an attempt to provide a pathway that may secure a positive vote in the European Parliament for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada, writes Sorin Moisa.
Bruno Maçães, Portugal’s State Secretary for European Affairs [Photo: Bruno Maçães's office]
Trade & Society 26-09-2014

CETA, TTIP: Global trade threatened by vested national interests

EU member countries have become more vocal in trying to protect their own backyards from competition in the ongoing free trade negotiations with Canada and the United States, writes Bruno Maçães.