PICTURES: Protests as EU Moves to Approve Canada Trade Deal

Hundreds of protesters were outside the EU parliament building in Strasbourg, France, arguing Tuesday that instead of growth and jobs, such a deal will erode the bloc’s environmental, labor and consumer standards.

CETA Protest

New Dutch Referendum Looms Targeting EU-Canada Trade Pact

Dutch activists said Saturday they have garnered nearly two-thirds of the signatures needed to force the government to hold a referendum on the new EU-Canada trade pact, in what may prove a fresh setback to the deal.


EU and Canada Sign Free Trade Deal but Battle Not Over

The European Union and Canada signed a free trade agreement on Sunday that aims to generate jobs and growth though it must still clear some 40 national and regional parliaments in Europe in the coming years to enter fully into force.


EU-Canada Finally Sign Trade Pact Following Seven Year Negotiation

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Canada signed Sunday a landmark trade pact, ending days of drama after a small Belgian region refused to endorse the agreement and deeply embarrassed the EU. As protesters gathered outside EU headquarters in


Belgium Plans New Talks to Break EU-Canada Trade Deadlock

Belgium’s political leaders looked Thursday to a new round of talks aimed at resolving differences that have blocked a landmark EU-Canada free trade deal and made a signing summit the same day unlikely.


Canada Left Stranded after Failure of EU Trade Deal

The looming failure of free trade talks with the European Union would derail Canada’s push to reduce its dependence on the United States and potentially complicate negotiations with other nations, such as India and China.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Belgian PM Says Cannot Unblock EU-Canada Trade Deal for Now

Prime Minister Charles Michel said he had told European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday that Belgium could not agree to sign an EU-Canada trade deal because he had failed to secure the agreement of regional authorities.

(Reuters) - Prime Minister Charles Michel said he had told …

Belgian Region Continues to Block Canada-EU Trade Deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian region of Wallonia affirmed Saturday it still stands in the way of a trade deal between the 28-nation European Union and Canada, but its leader and a top EU lawmaker were cautiously optimistic that the


Canada Walks Out of EU Trade Deal

BRUSSELS (AP) – Canada walked out of talks Friday meant to save a massive trade deal with the European Union, unable to break a deadlock with a small Belgian region that has been defying multinational efforts to have the pact


Belgian Region Rejects EU Ultimatum for Canada Trade Deal

BRUSSELS (AFP) – The head of the Belgian region of Wallonia on Wednesday said he still refused to sign off on a EU-Canada trade accord and asked that a visit by Canadian premier Justin Trudeau be delayed.

A woman holds a placard depicting a no entry sign with the TTIP and CETA logos, during a demonstration outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, on September 20, 2016

Protests in Poland Over Damaging TTIP, CETA Trade Deals

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of people protested Saturday in Warsaw against free-trade agreements that the European Union is pursuing with the U.S. and Canada, saying they will hurt Polish farmers and consumers. The rally was organized by a non-governmental


EU Ministers Scramble To Salvage TTIP

(AFP) – European trade ministers scramble Friday to salvage talks on a massive free trade deal with the US amid growing calls in key powers France and Germany to abandon negotiations. Ministers from the EU’s 28 member states meeting in


Thousands Protest In Brussels Against U.S., Canada Trade Deals

Brussels (AFP) – Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside EU institutions in Brussels on Tuesday to protest against huge transatlantic trade deals linking Europe with Canada and the United States. The protests came after mass rallies in German cities on Saturday