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Brent Patterson | German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Stephen Harper in Ottawa this week and after her visit, some questions remain about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
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Maude Barlow | German chancellor Angela Merkel will be in Ottawa for a visit on Monday, but she may not be bringing the news Stephen Harper wants to hear when it comes to the CETA.
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25,000 people protest GMOs, CETA and TTIP in Berlin on January 17. Twitter photo
Brent Patterson | The EU food safety commissioner says that there are no signs of majority support in EU national parliaments for the U.S.-EU TTIP because of public concerns about food and environmental safety.
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Photo: A protest against GMOs in the European Parliament. Photo by Euractiv
Brent Patterson | The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the U.S.-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will increase the risk of GM food entering Europe.
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Scott Harris | The European Commission -- the executive arm of the EU tasked with negotiating trade agreements, including the Canada-EU CETA and the US-EU TTIP -- rejected a European-wide citizens' initiative.
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Brent Patterson | The rejection by Germany is a significant development because, "All 28 members of the EU have to sign the agreement for it to take effect." It is also notable that Germany is Europe's largest economy.
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Scott Harris | While expectations still are that negotiators will soon reach a final agreement on CETA, with growing concerns in Europe, there are still plenty of opportunities to derail this dangerous deal.
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Stuart Trew | An expanding public awareness of the failure of corporate trade deals will make it more difficult to sell CETA as a win for Canada while ensuring more recruits to the TTIP and CETA fights in Europe.
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Stuart Trew | A recent German television news spot on the fledgling EU-U.S. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership blows up the myth of massive job growth and higher wages from a free trade deal.