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CETA Implementation Bill Tabled In Canada

CETA, the problematic trade agreement between the EU and Canada, is in the ratification process in Canada. The 140 page bill has already caused some consternation because the changes to Canada’s intellectual property rules affect the costs of pharmaceuticals for Canadians and create new restrictions on the agricultural sector via geographical indications. The promise that

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CETA Collapses — Canadians Fly Home

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, also known as CETA, has collapsed; the Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland told journalists it was “impossible” to reconcile the differences with Wallonia and has returned to Canada. However, the President of the EU Parliament, Martin Schulz, said he was hopeful that a compromise could be found to clear

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Top German Court OKs CETA Approval — With Strings Attached

As we reported on Tuesday last, the Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court has considered the objections of a coalition of activists including Mehr Demokratie, Campact and foodwatch, and over 125,000 citizens to the temporary implementation of CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Europe and Canada. They’ve rejected the contention that it’s