The president of the european Parliament Martin Schulz and the canadian minister of Trade asked by chrystia Freeland were in an interview Saturday in the hope of “re-launch the negotiations around the free trade treaty between the EU and Canada (Ceta), according to the Twitter account of Martin Schulz. Schulz announced that he would meet the chief of the government of wallonia Paul Magnette, which is for the moment opposite to the Aacc and is blocking the signing by the 28 of the EU and Canada of this Treaty, planned for 27 October in Brussels.
“The ball is in the camp of Europe”. These discussions in Brussels are intended to “revive the negotiations on the Ceta. You can’t stop in the last line right,” said Martin Schulz, on his Twitter account. “The ball is in the camp of Europe. We hope that it will be possible to find a solution,” said Ms. Freeland, arriving at the Parliament, cited by the belgian agency Belga. Friday night, asked by chrystia Freeland said : “It seems obvious to me, to Canada, the european Union is not able now to have an international agreement, even with a country that has values, also european in Canada”. She had come in this week to negotiate in Namur, the capital of Wallonia, the French-speaking region of southern Belgium, to try to resolve the latest disputes on the treaty.
The future of the ambitious free trade treaty between the EU and Canada (Ceta) is outstanding after the dismal failure of the negotiations between Wallonia, the francophone region of Belgium, hostile to the agreement in the state, and Ottawa, disappointed by the delay of the european. Wallonia, a region of 3.6 million people, sees in the Aacc for more than 500 million Europeans to the beginnings of the treaty TTIP (or Tafta), even more controversial, as the EU negotiates very laboriously with the United States, and calls for more safeguards, particularly regarding the protection of its farmers, and in the face of powerful multinational corporations. Due to the very complex federal system of the kingdom, the belgian government must obtain the approval of his seven Parliaments, including that of Wallonia.