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EU-US free trade talks 'frozen' after Trump election win

Brussels (AFP) – Talks on a vast free-trade deal between the EU and US are likely to be “frozen” for years after the stunning election victory of Donald Trump, the EU said on…

Brussels (AFP) – Talks on a vast free-trade deal between the EU and US are likely to be “frozen” for years after the stunning election victory of Donald Trump, the EU said on…

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China sees Trump election as a trade opportunity

China hopes to turn the US election upset to its advantage by seeking support for a Beijing-led Asia-Pacific free trade deal to replace TPP.

China hopes to turn the US election upset to its advantage by seeking support for a Beijing-led Asia-Pacific free trade deal to replace TPP.

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Europe and Canada set to sign CETA trade pact

Canada and Europe are set to sign their long-delayed free trade deal later today at a summit in Brussels.

Canada and Europe are set to sign their long-delayed free trade deal later today at a summit in Brussels.

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Belgium signs the CETA deal

It had been blocked by Belgium's regional parliament in Wallonia, effectively meaning it could not be signed by the national government, nor by the EU as a whole.

It had been blocked by Belgium's regional parliament in Wallonia, effectively meaning it could not be signed by the national government, nor by the EU as a whole.

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Belgium reaches deal to break deadlock over EU-Canada free trade agreement

The signing ceremony for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA had been called off after the French-speaking region of Wallonia vetoed the deal.

The signing ceremony for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA had been called off after the French-speaking region of Wallonia vetoed the deal.

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'CETA is not dead' - trade deal can be saved says EU

Brussels still believes a landmark trade deal between the EU and Canada - blocked by Belgium's French-speaking Wallonia region - can succeed.

Brussels still believes a landmark trade deal between the EU and Canada - blocked by Belgium's French-speaking Wallonia region - can succeed.

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Wallonia - the mouse that roared

How has the tiny Belgian region brought a landmark global trade deal to the brink of collapse?

How has the tiny Belgian region brought a landmark global trade deal to the brink of collapse?

Europe

Belgian region scuppers EU-Canada free trade deal

An EU-Canada free trade deal has been left hanging in the balance after talks between Canada and the regional government in Wallonia broke down.

An EU-Canada free trade deal has been left hanging in the balance after talks between Canada and the regional government in Wallonia broke down.

Europe

Wallonia premier urges fresh negotiations on EU-Canada free trade deal

Paul Magnette leads the regional government in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, where the parliament has refused to provide its backing for the federal government’s move to approve the

Paul Magnette leads the regional government in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, where the parliament has refused to provide its backing for the federal government’s move to approve the

Europe

EU warns Wallonia over Canada trade pact

The EU is stepping up the pressure on Belgium’s French-speaking region of Wallonia after its government refused to back a free trade deal with Canada.

The EU is stepping up the pressure on Belgium’s French-speaking region of Wallonia after its government refused to back a free trade deal with Canada.

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The Brief from Brussels

Hopes and fears over CETA, May continues her European tour but there is trouble back home and a worldwide protest about Ukraine makes its mark in Europe.

Hopes and fears over CETA, May continues her European tour but there is trouble back home and a worldwide protest about Ukraine makes its mark in Europe.

Europe

Europe's last bastion against the CETA deal?

The region of southern Belgium could block the accord, which requires unanimous support from member states before it can be written into EU law.

The region of southern Belgium could block the accord, which requires unanimous support from member states before it can be written into EU law.

Europe

Germany clears the way for CETA

Germany's highest court rejects an emergency appeal to block the EU-Canada trade deal.

Germany's highest court rejects an emergency appeal to block the EU-Canada trade deal.

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German court boosts chances of EU-Canada CETA trade deal

Germany’s Constitutional Court gave the green light on Thursday for the government to approve an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada under certain conditions, boosting its cha

Germany’s Constitutional Court gave the green light on Thursday for the government to approve an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada under certain conditions, boosting its cha

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German SPD back CETA deal

Germany’s Social Democrats have finally given their backing to a trade deal between the EU and Canada.

Germany’s Social Democrats have finally given their backing to a trade deal between the EU and Canada.

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Crucial German vote looms on huge CETA trade deal

Opponents of the parallel CETA and TTIP agreements organised mass protests in seven cities across Germany on Saturday.

Opponents of the parallel CETA and TTIP agreements organised mass protests in seven cities across Germany on Saturday.

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'TTIP has failed', Germany's Vice-Chancellor says

Talks over the so-called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – or TTIP – between Europe and the US have essentially failed, but ‘nobody is really admitting it’‘, Germany’s economy minister

Talks over the so-called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – or TTIP – between Europe and the US have essentially failed, but ‘nobody is really admitting it’‘, Germany’s economy minister

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European Commission bows to pressure over trade deal with Canada

The European Union’s free trade agreement with Canada has been put on a slow track for approval requiring ratification by the bloc’s national parliaments.

The European Union’s free trade agreement with Canada has been put on a slow track for approval requiring ratification by the bloc’s national parliaments.