Italy threatens not to ratify EU-Canada trade deal

Italy's anti-establishment government on Thursday threatened not to ratify an EU-Canada trade deal, claiming it does not protect the country's farmers and specialty produce.But the Canadian government insisted it remains confident that all parties will eventually approve the deal.The European Union and Canada formally signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in October 2016, at a time when anti-globalisation sentiment was at fever pitch in Europe.The accord eliminates 98 percent of tariffs between the EU and Canada.Its opponents have long branded it as a danger to health, democracy and...

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By: France 24 - 7 days ago

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