28th Oct 2016


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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  1. Budget commissioner Georgieva takes up World Bank post
  2. Walloon parliament votes to accept Ceta
  3. Euro deficit to fall below 2% next year, commission says
  4. Migration and security top Germany's EU agenda
  5. EU finance rules need 'neutral' enforcer, Germany says
  6. Northern Ireland court rejects Brexit case
  7. EU tables Atlantic sea bass fishing ban
  8. EU states issue record number of residence permits

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