CETA

CETA Outed and Outlined in France

Non-government organisations on both sides of the Atlantic are restating their arguments against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, which was signed on October 30. The race is on to prevent CETA from being ratified in the coming months. [...]

18 December, 2016 // 0 Comments

Challenging CETA’s Ratification

Non-government organisations on both sides of the Atlantic are restating their arguments against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. In the first section of a two-part report from the Paris leg of a CETA and TTIP European Tour by experts, ARC2020 looks at the warnings given by the Council of Canadians. [...]

14 December, 2016 // 0 Comments

CETA signed – what’s next?

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada has been signed. A day in the sun for supporters of the trade agreement, who claim it will benefit both regions, opponents however point to a number of ratification hurdles and significant concerns which may, they claim, still scupper the deal. [...]

31 October, 2016 // 0 Comments

Breaking: CETA Court may be subject to EU Court Test

In what is a fast moving a still fluid situation, it appears the Walloon administration in Belgium may have made CETA signing conditional on a significant change - the international court element to the treaty may now, it appears, be subject to European Court scrutiny. [...]

27 October, 2016 // 0 Comments

CETA Teeters on the Edge as Wallonia Under Pressure

In what has been a dramatic few days of high level diplomatic wrangling, walk outs and crisis meetings, the Belgian region of Wallonia appears today (Monday) to be holding firm to its position that it will block ratification of CETA. Will Wallonia cave to the enormous pressure its under? And what's next for the EU and CETA? Article includes text of Wallonia CETA parliamentary resolution. [...]

24 October, 2016 // 0 Comments

Irish Upper House Rejects CETA – what does this mean?

Barry Finnegan of ATTAC Ireland explains how Ireland's upper house voted - by a single ballot - against CETA last week. He also points to the wider implications of this (albeit) non-binding vote - the first of its kind in an EU member state parliament. [...]

12 October, 2016 // 1 Comment

BREAKING: Commission Fails to Rush CETA Through

Having announced its intention to try to approve The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - CETA - with Canada today, 5th July, the Commission has back tracked. Approval will now be sought from Member States' national parliaments, though there are still caveats and concerns for campaigners. [...]

5 July, 2016 // 0 Comments

Commission to Railroad CETA

In what has been an absolutely tumultuous week for the EU and its institutions, Jean Claude Junker has announced that the European Commission intends to approve the EU-Canada trade deal CETA without national parliament approval. [...]

30 June, 2016 // 0 Comments

250,000 people protest against TTIP in Berlin

250,000 took it to the streets on 10. october in Berlin for a huge 'Stop TTIP and CETA - For a Fair World Trade!' demonstration. Together many people from all walks of life protested against the free trade agreements between the EU and the US and Canada. [...]

11 October, 2015 // 2 Comments