EU-Canada trade pact at risk after Belgian region rejects deal

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"The Canada-European Union trade agreement has been dealt what could be a fatal blow after the Belgium’s Walloon parliament voted by a large margin on Friday not to accept the agreement." (The Globe and Mail)

Andrea Bjorklund, Faculty of Law, McGill University

"The Wallonian vote is more than just a rejection of the CETA, but shows distrust of the European Commission and its interpretation and exercise of the authority conferred on it by the Treaty of Lisbon." -  Andrea Bjorklund

She is a full professor and holder of the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law. In September 2014, she was named Scholar in Residence by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

andrea.bjorklund [at] mcgill.ca (English)

 

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