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Belgian internal feud blocks EU-Canada trade deal

French-speaking Walloon region holds out, saying that the main problems are with the EU authorities

Mr Magnette's stance is seen to be both a matter of principle and opportunism, a chance to boost his reputation and to become leader of the centre-left in Belgium.


THE European Union's hopes of signing a landmark free trade deal with Canada this week appeared to evaporate on Monday as the Belgian federal government failed to win the consent of French-speaking regional authorities.

European Council President Donald Tusk had given...

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