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LThe government will play for time. After the huge rejection (by 211 votes for and 44 towards) of the ratification of Ceta, the financial and commerce settlement between the European Union and Canada, in power since 2017, is threatened. The textual content should return to the Assembly, which had issue authorised it in 2019. And the federal government doesn’t intend to place it on the agenda earlier than the European elections originally of June, broadcasts the Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Franck Riester , in an interview with Figaro.

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“The bill will be transmitted when the time comes, but not before the European elections, because this subject requires time for peaceful debate. We do not want, as we saw in the Senate, for certain opposition groups to exploit this legitimate debate for electoral purposes,” explains Riester, who denounces “the unnatural alliance in the Senate between the communist group and a part of the LR senators”.

An unfairly unpopular textual content

In 2019, the Assembly had issue approving it (265 votes for, 211 towards and 77 abstentions). But since then, in a context of protectionism and agricultural disaster, Ceta has mobilized elected officers, and public opinion, towards it.

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What if the Assembly in flip revised the textual content in the course of the parliamentary shuttle sport? The ball would return to the court docket of the Commission and the European Council, which may attempt to suggest extra clauses to Canada to fulfill France. The chess sport continues.