Handel und Globale Gerechtigkeit

Press release: CETA - Deal puts intrests of big business first

The European Parliament has today voted in favour of CETA. Commenting on the vote, Greens/EFA co-president Ska Keller comments:

"The European movement for fair trade is a huge success. They did not win today, but the large mobilisation is a major achievement nonetheless. It is a testament to the tireless campaigning of civil society that the majority in favour of CETA in the European Parliament has been considerably reduced. We believe that the momentum against CETA will have an impact on the ratification process at member state level, the struggle is not over yet. This deal already belongs to a past era of non-transparent trade deals, but Europe's future relationship with Canada can still be a positive and progressive force in the world."