CETA clears crucial hurdle in Parliament’s trade committee

The EU’s trade agreement with Canada cleared a crucial hurdle today (24 January) when it was approved by the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee, making way for the deal to be sent to a vote in the entire 751-seat chamber next month.

“Twenty-five MEPs in the committee voted in favour of approving CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, while 15 rejected it and 1 abstained. (…)”