EU members at odds over trade deal with Canada

EU chief negotiator warns EU parliamentarians and member states of the consequences of reopening talks on a controversial investment protection section.

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Mauro Petriccione, the EU’s chief negotiator on CETA, pictured in 2013.
Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 09/03/2014 4:31 pm EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 09/04/2014 9:09 am EDT

The controversial investment protection chapter of the Canada-European Union trade deal should not be reopened, Italy’s vice minister of trade said on Sept. 3, putting his comments at odds with those of other EU countries—and raising further questions about the approval process of the much-awaited deal.

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