Romania will not sign the EU-Canada trade agreement

Romania does not agree with the signing of the trade agreement with Canada, the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) said. Romania is against the agreement which the European Union and Canada want to sign next week because Canada is maintaining visas for Romanians. “Romania has reiterated that it cannot support the steps for the signing and the temporary implementation of the economic and trade agreement EU-Canada,” State Secretary Cristian Badescu said in a MAE release.

Badescu made the announcement after participating in the EU’s General Affairs Council in Luxembourg.

This is one of the very rare situations when Romania threatens to use its veto right within the EU.

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