CETA: Tusk and Trudeau “still think that Thursday’s summit is possible”
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    CETA: Tusk and Trudeau “still think that Thursday’s summit is possible”

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    Tusk and Trudeau - ever the optimists.
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    The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, consider that the summit between the European Union and Canada may take place. This would be this coming Thursday and is for the purpose of signing the free trade agreement (CETA)
     
    Mr Tusk has indicated this on Twitter after his meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister.

    The two men are “encouraging all parties to find a “solution.”

    The President of the European Council tweeted “Together with the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, we believe that Thursday’s Summit is still possible.”

    He went on, “We are encouraging all parties to find a solution.” He concluded, “There is still time.”

    During the beginning of the afternoon, the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel had officially communicated to Donald Tusk that Belgium was not ready to sign the trade agreement with Canada.

    The number of conversations increased on Monday afternoon between European leaders and the Belgian and Walloon governments.

    The European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, also spoke with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

    Oscar Schneider
    The Brussels Times