Today, the EU-Canada trade deal CETA suffered a historical setback, as European Union governments failed to sign it off at the Foreign Affairs Council of Europe.
CETA spells disaster for our environment, it creates a nightmare for governments, national and local, resisting privatisation and it gives corporations the right to sue governments in special courts, which are solely for big business to sue elected governments.
Today, after the one hour meeting lasted for four hours, no agreement was made and the deal is currently on ‘hold’.
Doubtlessly the bureaucrats in Brussels will be working round the clock to ensure a deal can be agreed soon, and we don’t expect this to be the end of the story.
But an end is a distinct possibility. If not with today’s Council meeting, then in the European parliament.
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