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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.
The English court sets aside a Tribunal’s findings of lack of jurisdiction under a BIT
The English High Court has set aside parts of an award concerning claims brought by Griffin against Poland; Poland has reserved the right to argue the compatibility of the BIT with EU law.
Belgium firm to sue Turkey over Gülen-linked assets
The claim alleges that Cascade’s investment’s in a media services company were unlawfully expropriated by the Turkish state in the crackdown that followed the coup attempt of July 2016.
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.
The great CETA swindle
A close look at the controversial EU-Canada trade deal shows that concerns blocking its ratification are well-founded.
Defiant Wallonia rejects deadline to save EU-Canada deal
Wallonia’s Minister-President Paul Magnette has dealt a potentially fatal blow to EU trade policy by insisting that he will not support the EU’s landmark trade deal with Canada by a Friday deadline.
Belgian local parliament votes to block Canada trade deal
Members of the parliament of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels voted a resolution that could block the signing of the EU-Canada free trade deal, Ceta.
Thousands protest in Brussels against US, Canada trade deals
Thousands of protesters marched through Brussels to demand the European Union abandon planned transatlantic free trade deals.
Walloon Parliament rejects CETA
The Walloon Parliament voted against ratification of the Canada-Europe Trade Agreement (CETA). The parliament is worried about social and environmental norms and the investor-state arbitration system.