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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau: cancelled  visit to Brussels after intra-governmental talks in Belgium on the EU-Canada trade deal ended without agreement  on Wednesday. Photograph: iStock

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled his visit to Brussels after intra-governmental talks in Belgium on the EU-Canada trade deal ended(...)

Paul Magnette president of Belgium’s French-speaking Walloon region which has blocked the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

There are a couple of obvious points looking at the troubles that have hit the EU-Canada trade deal, seven years after the talks started. The first i(...)

Belgium’s prime minister, Charles Michel, has said his country is unable to ratify the EU-Canada trade deal after failing to win the backing of the regional parliament of Wallonia.

The EU-Canada summit scheduled for Thursday is “still possible”, European Council president Donald Tusk has said, raising hopes that a landmark trade(...)

 Paul Magnette is president of Wallonia – the French-speaking region of southern Belgium which has blocked the CETA deal amid continuing concerns.

Discussions will continue on Monday to try to resolve the impasse over the EU-Canada trade deal as the leader of the Wallonian parliament said the reg(...)

 European Parliament president Martin Schulz and Walloon president Paul Magnette at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Melanie Wenger/EPA

European Parliament president Martin Schulz has said he is optimistic that the EU-Canada trade deal can be salvaged in the coming days following talks(...)

British prime minister Theresa May (left) at the European Summit in Brussels: she believes the 27 remaining EU states have as much to lose as the UK from its exit. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The time has come for Irish policy makers to stop dreaming of a soft Brexit and prepare for the reality that the United Kingdom is likely to crash out(...)

President of Wallonia Paul Magnette attends a meeting on the comprehensive economic and trade agreement, a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement, at the Walloon regional parliament in Namur, Belgium

Canada’s trade minister walked out of talks in Belgium on Friday, declaring that the European Union was incapable of sealing a planned transatlantic f(...)

People march to protest against the planned Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada, and similar plans between the EU and US. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Kuba Atys/Reuters

EU leaders will consider introducing trade measures to better protect European industry on Friday amid divisions among member states about the EU’s fu(...)

Protesters  show their opposition to the proposed EU-Canada trade deal, Ceta.  Wallonia’s regional parliament, which represents 3.5 million French-speaking Belgians, voted not to back the deal. Photograph: Nicolas Lambert/AFP/Getty Images

It was supposed to be the easy one. EU ministers were due to ratify an EU-Canada trade deal this week, seven years after negotiations began. But foll(...)

Belgium fans before the Italy game on Monday. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Ireland take on Belgium in our second Euro 2016 game on Saturday in Bordeaux, France. Belgium are the favourites in Group E and are currently ranke(...)

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