As you know, CETA was signed on 30 October 2016 with a few days delay on the expected date because of the opposition of the Walloon Parliament which tried to defend the general interest of Europe and the Europeans.
Indeed, they have shown that these draft international agreements, negotiated in opacity, are not texts to be accepted globally, as such, without being able to be modified, without calling into question all the sensible compromises which have made it possible to reach an agreement. As deputies from one region have done (or even a “micro-region” in the words of Mr. Juncker), you too, our elected representatives of the European Parliament, can ensure that the progress made by your colleagues is defended or even improved before the parliamentary acceptance and the final signature of this treaty:
In addition, the risks of social and environmental dumping that could arise from Canadian companies wishing to enter the European market (about which Belgium had expressed concerns) are not well defined and clarified in the CETA new text. Therefore, the CETA does not have mechanisms to ensure respect for the social and environmental rights of the Member States of Europe! How can this be conceived?