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In a tight vote Tuesday, lawmakers in the lower house of Dutch parliament approved a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada.
In tight vote, Dutch lawmakers approve EU-Canada trade deal
21 February 2020
ChristenUnie wants guarantees to support Ceta trade treaty.
Dutch Parliament starts debating the ratification of CETA
17 February 2020
Canada's Ambassador to France, Isabelle Hudon, raised her tone on Wednesday and castigated the "Canada bashing" she heard during the parliamentary debate on the trade deal between the EU and Canada, which has not yet been ratified.
Canadian Ambassador to France denounces "Canada bashing" in French Parliament
6 February 2020
While it seemed impossible back in July, now the opposition to the EU-Mercosur deal is building up among Member States due to the dramatic fires caused by deforestation and the lack of action of Brazilian President Bolsonaro.
Opposition to EU-Mercosur deal is growing
2 September 2019
Since the provisional entry into force of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in September 2017, Canadian beef imports into the EU have rocketed from 267 tons in 2016 to 909 tons in 2018.
Canada’s new rules on animal transport fall very short
10 March 2019
On Wednesday 19 September, Eurogroup for Animals – as part of a coalition of NGOs – has called on Members of the European Parliament to put on hold the ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA) until real progress is made to strengthen “Trade and Sustainable Development” (TSD) Chapters.
NGO coalition asks the European Parliament to pause free trade agreement with Japan
21 September 2018
On 5 September, Eurogroup for Animals – jointly with Transport & Environment, Fern and Humane Society International Europe – launched a study realized by the four NGOs on “Trade and Sustainable Development” (TSD) provisions in EU Free Trade Agreements.
Eurogroup for Animals launches a study on biodiversity provisions in EU FTAs
6 September 2018
This week, at the occasion of the Expert group meeting on Trade Negotiations, the Commission gave an overview of the implementation status of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA).
EU will suggest animal welfare to Canada as one of the areas for Regulatory Cooperation
16 July 2018
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled today that provisions on sustainable development are now an integral part of the common commercial policy of the EU and so are within the EU’s exclusive competence.
ECJ Ruling: Member States given no say on wildlife protection in trade
16 May 2017