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Canada Ratification Upsets Macron’s Promises on CETA


(Cécile Barbière – Euractiv)

The EU’s controversial free trade agreement with Canada could effectively enter into force in a matter of weeks.

Already ratified by the European institutions in February, CETA was finally adopted by Canada on 17 May. This was the last obstacle to the deal’s provisional entry into force, pending ratification by the EU’s national and regional parliaments.

According to the text adopted, the trade agreement should enter into force one month after its adoption (17 June) but so far, no date had been specified.

In Europe, where opposition from politicians and civil society was strong, this latest development has provoked a flurry of activity from concerned parties. Click here to read more.