EU MEMBERS APPROVE BELGIAN COMPROMISE ON CANADA TRADE DEAL

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BRUSSELS (Alliance News) – Ambassadors for the EU’s 28 member states have accepted a Belgian compromise text securing domestic support for the EU-Canada trade deal, EU sources say on condition of anonymity.

Member states will have until midnight (2200 GMT) on Friday to give their formal approval to the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and all supporting documents, the sources say.

The hope is that, “after all procedures are concluded, we will be able to say that the EU is ready to sign the CETA agreement,” one source adds.

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