EU-Canada trade deal collapses as Belgian region refuses to sign on

EU-Canada trade deal collapses as Belgian region refuses to sign on

Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland blasted the European Union as “incapable” of striking an international agreement after talks for an EU-Canada trade deal collapsed Friday over the refusal of a Belgian region to sign on. “It seems obvious to me, to Canada, that the European Union is incapable now of having aninternational agreement, even with […]

Belgian region refuses to back down over EU-Canada trade deal

Belgian region refuses to back down over EU-Canada trade deal

The day before EU leaders are due to meet in Brussels, the small French-speaking Wallonia region of Belgium said there was “no chance” it would back down on its opposition to a landmark Canada-EU trade treaty that was due to be signed this week. Nearly all EU governments – including Belgium’s – say they are […]