Monday

16th Jan 2017

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EU pledge on CETA 'has no legal value'

EU ministers are expected to sign a guarantee later this month that the CETA trade agreement with Canada will not lower social and environmental standards, but Greenpeace is unimpressed. The campaign group, which has seen a leaked version, labelled it an "afterthought" with the "legal value of a holiday brochure". If the pledge is agreed, CETA could be ratified at a summit on 27-28 October.

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