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Luxembourg: Greenpeace activists protest CETA outside EU trade ministers meeting01:55

Luxembourg: Greenpeace activists protest CETA outside EU trade ministers meeting

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
October 18, 2016 at 10:46 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of activists from Greenpeace and other organisations gathered outside the European Congress Center in Luxembourg on Tuesday, to demand that the EU terminates negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.

One of the protesters was senior editor of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Stuart Trew. He said that CETA is “a deal for corporations, it's not a deal for people, it's not gonna help workers and it's gonna push us back in areas like environmental protection.”

Inside the European Congress Center, trade ministers from 28 EU member countries are finalising the decisions concerning CETA. If CETA comes into effect, it will be the EU’s first trade agreement with a G7 country.

Luxembourg: Greenpeace activists protest CETA outside EU trade ministers meeting01:55
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Dozens of activists from Greenpeace and other organisations gathered outside the European Congress Center in Luxembourg on Tuesday, to demand that the EU terminates negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.

One of the protesters was senior editor of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Stuart Trew. He said that CETA is “a deal for corporations, it's not a deal for people, it's not gonna help workers and it's gonna push us back in areas like environmental protection.”

Inside the European Congress Center, trade ministers from 28 EU member countries are finalising the decisions concerning CETA. If CETA comes into effect, it will be the EU’s first trade agreement with a G7 country.

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