Canada, EU to sign CETA

Canada and the European Union are to sign a long-delayed landmark trade deal at a summit in Brussels on Sunday.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described it as "great news" and said he looked forward to attending. A signing ceremony planned for Thursday had to be cancelled after a Belgian region vetoed the agreement. But after marathon talks, a consensus was finally reached allowing all 28 EU states to formally approve the deal on Friday. "Mission accomplished!" European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted. Mr Trudeau tweeted back saying it was great news. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada, known as Ceta, required all EU member states to endorse it.

Source: VOV5