|Date: January 16, 2017
Subject: Protracted EU-Canada trade deal clears further hurdles in Europe
|A planned EU-Canada free trade deal received backing from a committee of the European Parliament and Germany’s top court on Thursday, increasing its chances of entering force later this year.
The European Union and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in October, but only after opposition from a region of Belgium and hesitation in Austria and other countries.
This has been excerpted from the 12 January 2017 edition of Reuters Canada and is available in its entirety here.
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