Let's get CETA to the European Court of Justice!
On October 30, 2016, European and Canadian leaders signed the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA). The present text confirms our long-standing fears of its negative social and environmental impact. There have been no substantive changes despite all of the reassurances.
The Council of Trade Ministers managed to unblock Wallonia and other Belgian regions refusal to sign by adding further ‘interpretive’ texts, which are non-binding and legally questionable.
CETA continues to disregard the criteria that we apply to fair trade agreements. Together with our partners in the European Parliament, the Greens have now submitted a resolution to the Parliament's plenary session which demands that CETA is examined by the judges of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Members of the European Parliament cannot in good faith vote on CETA without first knowing whether the agreement is legal under EU law.
Next Wednesday, the European Parliament will vote on our resolution. We call on Members of the European Parliament to approve our demand to send CETA to the European Court of Justice. But we need your support: Click on a link below and send them a tweet.
Against the examination of the CETA Treaty text by the European Court of Justice
For the examination of the CETA Treaty text by the European Court of Justice
- Plaid Cymru
- Green Party