Analysts say EU talks could run into 2013

Government claims it is down to "focused sessions" on remaining issues.

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A Council of Canadians demonstration outside Parliament Hill on Sept. 16 said provincial premiers were gambling with drug costs in the free trade talks between Canada and the European Union.
Sneh Duggal
Published: Wednesday, 09/19/2012 12:00 am EDT

Canadian and European negotiators meet in Ottawa this week as they continue to sift through outstanding issues in the Canada-European Union trade talks. Observers say the two sides still have difficult issues to pick through, such as intellectual property rights, government procurement, and agriculture—some of which they say would require some political decisions at the end of the talks.

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