Belgium is blocking CETA. Is it a regional political fight or is big business getting too much power over us, as opponents of the free trade deal say? Stefan Rizor from the German Canadian Association has the answer.
A landmark free trade deal linking the European Union and Canada has come into effect despite lingering opposition from activists. The EU hailed the pact as one of its most ambitious ever, "setting a new standard."
Vietnam is hosting this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which gives it an opportunity to tout the benefits of global free trade. But convincing protectionists like Trump remains an uphill task.
Representatives of the 164 WTO member countries are in Buenos Aires for their biennial meeting. The odds of a breakthrough look grim against the backdrop of Donald Trump's 'America First' policy and discord over China.
The parliament in Belgium's French-speaking Wallonia region has blocked an EU-Canada trade deal. The move may have serious implications not only for CETA but for the success of EU-US trade talks as well.
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