As the European parliament is due approve the CETA free trade deak with Canada, DW takes a look at the controversial agreement and speaks to one of its fiercest critics.
The deal will cut 99 percent of tariffs between the two sides but opponents say it gives corporations too much power over domestic regulation. Several hundred people protested in Strasbourg outside parliament.
A Brussels summit to seal a EU-Canada trade deal has been thrown into doubt after a Belgian region refused to give its support. EU Parliament President Martin Schulz says the signing will almost certainly be postponed.
Canadian leader Justin Trudeau has distanced himself from anti-Brussels sentiment in the US and UK. In a speech hailing the CETA free trade deal, he said the world benefits from a strong European Union.
EU chiefs believe that ailing talks to save an EU-Canada trade deal can be resurrected. With a Thursday deadline approaching, the Belgian region of Wallonia is the last holdout.
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