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Belgium will lead re-evaluation of EU-Israel trade accord
Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister Petra De Sutter says her country will lead a "re-evaluation" of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, which forms the basis of trade between the bloc and Israel.
Libya’s sovereign wealth fund launches €15bn arbitration drive against Belgian prince
It is presumed the claim is on the basis of the bilateral investment treaty between Libya and Belgium.
Belgian environment minister supports withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty
Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development, and Green Deal Minister Zakia Khattabi reiterated her support for Belgium’s withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty during the EU’s Environmental Council meeting.
Kenya’s President arrives in Brussels for trade talks
President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday afternoon received by King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels at the start of his two-day official visit to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union.
Wallonia votes against EU trade pact with Mercosur countries
The Walloon parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a motion critical of the trade pact agreed between the European Union and the Mercosur countries.
Uphill battle for EU-Mercosur pact
Belgium’s region of Wallonia is trying to block the EU-Mercosur free-trade agreement, just like it previously attempted with CETA, the EU-Canada free trade agreement.
India, Belgium for early conclusion of negotiations on investment and trade agreement
India Prime Minister and his counterpart from Belgium agreed to intensify their efforts on early conclusion of negotiations on the bilateral investment and trade agreement.
CETA: Demande de transparence en matière de coopération réglementaire votée à l’unanimité
Le Parlement de Wallonie a adopté une proposition de résolution amendée relative à la transparence en matière de coopération réglementaire dans le traité de libre-échange entre l’Union européenne et le Canada, le fameux CETA.
Trial of anti-TTIP protester opens on Wednesday in Brussels
About 20 organisations have signed a declaration of support for the activist and called on supporters to assemble outside the Brussels Law Courts before the hearing.
Belgium asks European Court on legality of investment protection in CETA
Belgium has requested an opinion from the European Court of Justice on the ’Investment Court System’ included in the EU-Canada trade deal, to determine if the ICS is compatible with the European Treaties
Time to terminate trade & investment agreements allowing corporations to sue government
The recent investment arbitral decision against the Philippines in favor of the Belgian corporation should be a wake up call on the dangers posed by free trade and investment agreements.
World court rules Aquino’s 2011 cancellation of Belgian dredging project illegal
Orders PH govt to pay Belgian firm P0.8 billion
Wallonia proposes new rules for negotiating international trade deals
Named after Namur, the capital of Wallonia, the declaration is signed by three dozen university professors from many countries, including the US and Canada.
Wallonia threatens again to block CETA
The Walloon minister president Paul Magnette announced again that his region is ready to block the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada
Les Wallons ont-ils été grugés sur le Ceta et par qui?
La crise du mois d’octobre dernier était peut-être inutile.
CETA: Controversy over EU pressure on Wallonia
The president of Walloon party CDH has repeated that there had been insinuations about negative consequences for the region if it continued to veto the trade treaty with Canada.
One step closer to a deal: Here are Belgium’s conditions for signing CETA
After doubt was cast on Europe’s ability to negotiate a free trade deal with Canada, the tides turned as Belgium came to an internal consensus on conditions for signing the EU-Canada deal
Belgium keeps EU, Canada waiting over trade deal
Belgian politicians failed to break their deadlock over a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement. The news prompted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to call off plans to fly to Brussels.
Belgium cannot sign CETA, PM Michel admits
Belgium is not able to sign off on a landmark EU-Canada free trade deal after Wallonia and other regional administrations refused to give the federal government the go-ahead
EU, Canada to decide Monday on trade pact signing summit
The European Union and Canada will decide on Monday whether to gather for a summit later this week to sign the imperilled CETA trade pact, a European source told AFP.