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French Constitutional Council sees CETA as compliant with state’s basic law
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada is in line with the French Constitution, the French Constitutional Council
Argentina bonds for sale to pay money owed Total
Citigroup offered US$200m of Argentina bonds for sale as part of an arbitration agreement to help settle the sovereign’s obligations to French oil company Total.
EU, Canada agree start of free trade agreement
The European Union and Canada said they had agreed to start a free trade agreement on Sept. 21, paving the way for over 90 percent of the treaty to come into effect.
France’s top court questions constitutionality of CETA
The Constitutional Court announced that it would delay its decision on the legality of the EU’s free trade agreement with Canada, confirming doubts about its compatibility with the French constitution.
Spain confirms: EU-Morocco trade deal not for Western Sahara goods
The Spanish government in a statement confirmed the EU court’s judgement that Western Sahara goods are not covered by the EU-Morocco trade deal.
La filière bovine veut faire capoter le Ceta
Les professionnels de l’élevage bovin comptent sur les parlementaires français pour qu’ils ne ratifient pas l’accord.
French leftist lawmakers take EU-Canada free trade deal to court
More than 100 French left-wing lawmakers decided to appeal to the country’s Constitutional Council to block a contentious free trade deal between the European Union and Canada.
Grenoble accueille les 2e rencontres paneuropéennes des villes contre TAFTA-CETA-TISA
Alors que le CETA vient d’être ratifié par le Parlement européen, Grenoble organise samedi, après Barcelone, les 2e Rencontres paneuropéennes des villes contre TAFTA - CETA – TISA,
Data flow in trade agreements
The French Government calls on the European Commission to adopt an open and innovation-friendly data flow system while preserving European interests in trade agreements
‘Strange’ manoeuvering over CETA exposes democratic deficit
French lawmakers are continuing their battle against the EU’s free trade deal with Canada (CETA).
French MPs decide not to block CETA
The French parliament’s European affairs committee has rejected a resolution calling on France to block the ratification of CETA, just days before Prime Minister Manuel Valls is due to visit Canada.
TTIP: Negotiations ‘in the void’
Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are forging ahead, despite opposition from a number of countries.
France, joining Germany, urges halt to Transatlantic trade talks
Current Transatlantic trade talks should be halted and a new set started, France’s trade minister said.
Total files arbitration against Algeria on oil tax change
French oil major Total has filed a request for arbitration against Algeria for changing profit-sharing terms on oil and gas contracts in the mid-2000s
Shameless attempt to quietly institutionalise ISDS throughout Europe
A new leak reveals that 5 EU member states are proposing to introduce investor-to-state dispute settlement for all cross-border investments within the EU.
Making the case for a French “agricultural carve out”
We need to reconstruct a law that takes into account the particularities of the agricultures that we want to preserve on the model of cultural exception.
French court rules in favor of Russia’s Roscosmos in Yukos assets seizure case
Russian space agency Roscosmos has won a court action in France concerning $700 million in payments owed to the company, which were seized by French authorities.
France seizes $ 1 billion in Russian state assets
France has seized $700 million in Russian state assets at the initiative of former Yukos shareholders.
France seeks guarantees for national sovereignty in adoption of TTIP
Paris has argued that the transatlantic trade deal should have to be approved by the EU’s national parliaments before it can take effect, not just the European institutions.
Farmers fear for their future as new TTIP round opens
As negotiators prepare for the 12th round of TTIP talks, the crisis in French agriculture is compounding the sector’s fears over the trade deal.