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30th Sep 2016

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German left backs EU-Canada trade deal

Germany's centre-left Social Democratic party (SPD) broadly backed the controversial EU-Canada free trade deal (CETA) at their national convention on Monday. The vote was seen as one on the party leader Sigmar Gabriel, who campaigned for the agreement. SPD members requested a number of concessions such as a "detailed consultation process" between the European and national parliaments, and social groups.

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