CETA

EU and Canada sign trade deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and EU officials signed in Brussels on Sunday the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to lift trade barriers and ease the flow of goods between Canada and the European Union.

Landmark EU trade deal with Canada to be signed on Sunday

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada is to be signed in Brussels Sunday, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter.

EU's deadline day for landmark Canada trade deal

The European Union was set to achieve a long-sought consensus on a landmark EU-Canada trade deal Friday, after more than a week of intense negotiation.

EU-Canada trade deal on home stretch after Belgium resolves impasse

The European Union and Canada closed in Thursday on a landmark free trade deal after Belgium cleared internal political opposition, just hours after a planned summit to sign the agreement had to be cancelled.

EU cancels summit with Canada as CETA trade deal impasse drags on

The European Union has cancelled Thursday's planned summit with Canada, after the failure to resolve an internal Belgian deadlock over a landmark free trade deal in time for it to be signed by both sides.

Belgium closes in on CETA deal as Thursday summit hangs in balance

Belgian regional governments were closing in on a compromise late Wednesday that would allow the country to approve a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada, but it remained unclear whether Thursday's planned summit could proceed.

No breakthrough on Ceta this week, says president of EU parliament

There will be no breakthrough in negotiations over a controversial EU-Canada trade deal this week and a summit set to be attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be postponed, EU Parliament President Martin Schulz said Tuesday.

Belgian premier: Efforts to win over regions on EU-Canada deal failed

Belgium cannot approve a landmark free trade deal between the European Union and Canada, Prime Minister Charles Michel said Monday following consultations with the country's regions, the Belga news agency reported.

Belgian regional parliament digs in heels on EU-Canada trade deal

Last-ditch efforts to salvage a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada on Monday are bound to fail, a Walloon official said, hours ahead of crisis talks aimed at overcoming the Belgian region's opposition.

EU parliament chief raises hopes of salvaging Canada trade deal

European Parliament President Martin Schulz says a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada should be signed next week, after overcoming a roadblock set by the Belgian region of Wallonia.

EU summit fails to break Belgian impasse over Canada trade deal

EU leaders ended two days of talks Friday with a failure to break a regional blockade to a landmark deal the bloc is anxious to conclude with Canada.

EU-Canada trade deal still blocked as Belgian region digs heels in

A major trade deal between the European Union and Canada remained deadlocked Thursday as a Belgian region kept up its opposition to the pact, but suggested there may be room for a last-minute compromise.

EU's Tusk "deeply concerned" about fate of trade deal with Canada

One of the European Union's top officials said Thursday he was very worried about the possible failure of a major trade deal with Canada, as efforts multiplied to overcome a Belgian regional assembly's resistance to the pact.

EU ministers postpone decision on Canada free trade deal

EU member states have put off their planned approval of a trade deal negotiated with Canada, says Slovak Economy Minister Peter Ziga, with just over a week to go before the deal is supposed to be signed by both sides.

German court gives Berlin go-ahead to sign EU-Canada trade deal

Germany's top court gave the go-ahead on Thursday for Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to approve a controversial trade deal between the European Union and Canada.

Gabriel clashes with EU-Canada trade deal opponents in court

German Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel appealed on Wednesday to the nation's top court to back a new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, warning that a ruling against the deal would place the accord at risk.

EU trade ministers try to settle on Canada deal despite protests

EU trade ministers were meeting Friday to sort out differences about a free trade deal with Canada, as the bloc prepares to sign the agreement in October despite some public opposition.

Thousands protest free trade deals as EU gears up to sign with Canada

Nine thousand people took to the streets of Brussels on Tuesday to demonstrate against free trade deals that the European Union is pursuing with Canada and the United States.

Merkel's coalition partner gives backing to EU-Canada trade deal

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) - junior coalition partner to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) - agreed Monday to back the EU-Canada trade deal CETA after some convincing from their party leader.

German rallies attract 320,000 protesting trade deals with US, Canada

Tens of thousands of protesters carrying placards and banners braved rainy weather in cities across Germany on Saturday to march against the European Union's efforts to sign new far-reaching trade deals with both the United States and Canada.

Protesters across Germany rally against trade deals

Demonstrators took to the streets of seven German cities on Saturday in a bid to head off Europe's plans to sign new far-reaching trade deals with both the United States and Canada.

German activists take EU-Canada trade deal case to highest court

German activists have taken their protest against the EU-Canada trade deal CETA to the country's Constitutional Court, arguing that it runs counter to the constitution and the rule of law.

Opposition to EU-Canada trade deal mounts in Germany

Berlin's mayor spoke out against a planned trade agreement between Canada and the European Union on Saturday, as another German state submitted one of the largest petitions in German history in protest to the deal.