Posts in CETA
Belgium challenge to CETA

The recent announcement that Belgium is to challenge CETA in the European Court of Justice exposes yet again Ireland’s craven capitulation to the wishes of multinational corporations (MNCs), to whom successive Irish governments appear to be completely in thrall.

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Fianna Fáil PMB and CETA

What were Fianna Fáil playing at with their Private Members Bill on allowing the government carte blanche on CETA and all other such major international trade agreements? Has anyone in Fianna Fáil been paying even the slightest bit of attention to the serious concerns and objections raised over those so-called trade deals

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Ireland – the Seanad Says ‘no!’ to CETA

It’s not all bad news on CETA from Ireland of course; our Seanad, behind a motion proposed by Alice Mary Higgins (daughter of President Michael D) and backed by such as the outstanding Grace O’Sullivan of the Green Party, was actually the first national parliament body to reject the deal.

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Ireland – The Beef Barons Say ‘yes!’ to CETA

Then, last week, under the very predictable headline ‘EU-Canada trade deal should be signed – Meat processors’, we read this: ‘Ireland’s meat processors have come out in support of the trade deal between the EU and Canada, CETA, and believe that EU Trade Ministers should approve the signing of the agreement.’

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CETA – Small Brussels Says No to Big Brussels

First it was Wallonia saying NO to CETA, the so-called ‘trade’ agreement proposed by the European Commission between all of us in the EU and Canada; now it’s Brussels, or to be more specific, the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region – small Brussels putting the brakes on big Brussels, so to speak.

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