Italy won't ratify EU-Canada trade deal, minister says

Italy's far-right agriculture minister on Thursday said his government would not ratify an EU-Canada free trade deal, claiming it does not protect his country's farmers.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 on the rise in Europe.The accord, which has yet to be ratified, eliminates 98 percent of tariffs between the EU and Canada.Opponents to the accord from around Europe see it as a danger to health, democracy and the rule of law.Farmers in...

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By: France 24 - 6 days ago

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