EU-Canada trade deal collapses
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'Very sad' Canadian minister on collapse of trade deal

Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland was choking back tears as reporters cornered her in Brussels.

The EU was "not capable" of signing a trade agreement with Canada she said after the collapse of talks on a wide-ranging deal.

Negotiations have dragged on for seven years, but in the end a Belgian region - population 3.6 million - blocked an accord which stands to affect hundreds of millions of people.

  • 21 Oct 2016
  • From the section Europe