Canada-EU trade agreement

CETA Derailment: Fear of Canadian Cows, ISDS and More

Ultimately, the Wallonian rejection of CETA is not just about what one regional province does in Europe.  It is, perhaps, a symbol of the larger discontent with globalization.  Saying no and protesting against trade agreements has become the easiest outlet for venting fear and frustration. Especially at a time of slowing global growth, this is deeply troubling.  The inability of political leaders to articulate better reasons for moving ahead with trade deals is likely to have lasting consequences—for Wallonia, for Europe, for Canada, and, possibly, for us all.