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EU-Canada Deal to Remain Unchanged, Trade Chief Tells Germany

Posted November 12, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Benjamin Fox – EU Observer)

An EU-Canada trade agreement will include controversial investor protection clauses, the EU's new trade commissioner has confirmed.

Following a meeting in Berlin on Monday (10 November) with Sigmar Gabriel, leader of the SPD and a minister in Angela Merkel's coalition government, Cecilia Malmstrom said that only “minor clarifications and adjustments” could be made to the EU-Canada deal, known as CETA.

Trade officials have so far spent more than four years negotiating the draft text. Read more here.