Brussels Belgium has signed, after a day long internal negotiations, the European-canadian trade Pact Ceta. Minister of foreign Affairs Didier Reynders on Saturday in Brussels, its signature under the agreement. “Nothing is easy in Belgium, but few things are impossible,” tweeted Reynders thereafter.
Tanghe With were EU trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, the EU’s chief negotiator Mauro Petriccione, Canada’s Ambassador to Belgium, Olivier Nicoloff, and the President of the Belgian-French chamber of Commerce, Jean-Pierre.
What is Ceta?
Ceta will be signed after seven years of negotiations, on Sunday at an EU-Canada summit in Brussels. The agreement is intended to eliminate, according to EU figures, 99 per cent of duties in trade between the EU and Canada, and thus reviving the economy.
Actually, the summit should take place as early as Thursday. The Meeting burst, however, because the French Belgians are called for up until the last representations of their government. Only after these have been agreed on Thursday, was able to Belgium to agree.