(5 October 2016) There has been much speculation over recent announcements by the European Commission and Canadian Government that they intend to respond to criticisms of CETA through an additional declaratory statement to be added to the Agreement. ETUC discussion this week with the European Commission confirmed however that any text would not change the wording of the CETA Agreement itself. EPSU has called on affiliates to keep up pressure on governments to oppose CETA in the run-up to the Council meeting, planned for 18 October to apporove the Agreement.
EPSU calls to keep up the pressure on Governments to reject CETA!
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