Belgium ‘not in a position to sign CETA,’ says prime minister

The European Union’s hopes of signing a free trade deal with Canada later this week faded away on Monday when the Belgian government failed to get the necessary backing for the free trade deal with Canada.

“We are not in a position to sign CETA,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said after talks with Belgium’s regional leaders in Brussels.

The talks broke up without an agreement after Wallonia, the Brussels city government and the French community rejected the deal.

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