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Germany: The SPD approves CETA at their Wolfsburg convention despite protests 02:53

Germany: The SPD approves CETA at their Wolfsburg convention despite protests

Germany, Woflsburg
September 19, 2016 at 21:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

Sigmar Gabriel, chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), announced that his party's delegates approved, with a two-thirds majority, the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Europe and Canada, at their contention in Wolfsburg, on Monday. Outside the convention, in Congress Park, scores of protesters were gathered to demonstrate against the agreement.

Gabriel, who was holding a joint press conference with the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, stated that he believed that "the Federal government as a whole will sign the agreement."

The Vice-Chancellor went on explaining that CETA is "not a stop against TTIP" but rather "protection against bad agreement."

On Saturday 170,000 people marched across Germany to protest against CETA and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade deal being negotiated between Europe and the United States.

Germany: The SPD approves CETA at their Wolfsburg convention despite protests 02:53
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Sigmar Gabriel, chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), announced that his party's delegates approved, with a two-thirds majority, the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Europe and Canada, at their contention in Wolfsburg, on Monday. Outside the convention, in Congress Park, scores of protesters were gathered to demonstrate against the agreement.

Gabriel, who was holding a joint press conference with the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, stated that he believed that "the Federal government as a whole will sign the agreement."

The Vice-Chancellor went on explaining that CETA is "not a stop against TTIP" but rather "protection against bad agreement."

On Saturday 170,000 people marched across Germany to protest against CETA and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade deal being negotiated between Europe and the United States.

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