Belgium’s Wallonia formally approves EU-Canada trade deal

Belgium’s Wallonia formally approves EU-Canada trade deal

The parliament of Belgium’s French-speaking southern region of Wallonia voted in favour of a planned EU-Canada trade agreement on Friday, ending its opposition that threatened to destroy the entire deal. Lawmakers in the Namur parliament of Wallonia, which led Belgian opposition to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), voted 58 for and 5 against, […]

Belgian PM says he cannot sign off on EU-Canada trade deal

Belgian PM says he cannot sign off on EU-Canada trade deal

Belgium is not able to sign off on a landmark EU-Canada free trade deal after Wallonia and other regional administrations refused to give the federal government the go-ahead, Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Monday. In an embarrassment for the 28-nation EU, Belgium has so far been the only member not to sign up to […]

Europe starts to crack on migrants: French say Britain COULD have trade deal and control its borders in a major boost for hopes of a smooth exit from the EU

Europe starts to crack on migrants: French say Britain COULD have trade deal and control its borders in a major boost for hopes of a smooth exit from the EU

France last night signalled the EU could strike a deal with Britain on immigration. In a major boost for hopes of a smooth exit for the UK, finance minister Michel Sapin said there would be no ‘red lines’ in talks over the single market. His declaration of flexibility was backed by Finland’s deputy PM. The […]