(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.