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    Rule of law shunned as CETA deal approved in European Parliament

    MEPs have voted through CETA, without seeking the opinion of the European Court of Justice on one of the most controversial elements of the trade deal.

  • child flower and bumblebee to illustrate story saying CETA fears come true as EU bows to Canadian pressure to cut pesticides protection

    CETA fears come true as EU bows to Canadian pressure to cut pesticides protection

    The European Commission has cut the level of protection in EU pesticides rules following pressure from the US and Canada, minutes of a meeting reveal.

  • Photo of cranes to illustrate story saying CETA legality unresolved as MEPs avoid asking judges to check

    EU-Canada trade deal: MEPs vote to ignore CETA legality concerns

    MEPs have voted not to refer the EU-Canada trade agreement to the European Court of Justice.

  • hot air balloom for story saying CETA is not gold standard of trade deals

    CETA’s environment promises are little more than hot air – new analysis

    Toothless, unenforceable environment rules and a tribunal system which will prioritise corporate interests undermine claims that the EU-Canada trade agreement is a ‘gold standard’ of trade deals to benefit people and the planet.

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