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EU and Canada sign delayed free trade deal
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EU and Canada sign delayed free trade deal

30.10.2016 From our online archive
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and EU leaders on Sunday signed a landmark trade deal seven years in the making despite the pact nearly being torpedoed by the Belgian region of Wallonia.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and EU leaders on Sunday signed a landmark trade deal seven years in the making despite the pact nearly being torpedoed by the Belgian region of Wallonia.

At a ceremony in Brussels that had been delayed from Thursday due to Wallonia's reluctance, Trudeau signed the pact alongside EU President Donald Tusk, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker and Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico.