Federal region of Belgium stood in way of CETA

Just as CETA was due to be signed, it became clear that the regional minster-president of Wallonia, Belgium was not prepared to sign the EU-Canada trade deal as it stood. Despite subsequently accepting compromises, the rebellion from federal governments in Belgium may still have significant political consequences for CETA, such as the removal of its controversial investment protection measure.  https://euobserver.com/economic/135560 19.10.2016

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