Belgian, Politics

Belgium is giving a bad example!

On the eve of May 1st, a decision by the regional Walloon Parliament and a proposal by the Belgian political party CDH (Centre Démocartique et Humaniste), concerning the free trade agreements negotiated by the Commission, are illustrations of the flaws in the European institutional architecture and the suicidal path being followed by its Members. The refusal by the Walloon Parliament to approve the FTA with Canada (CETA) is perfectly legitimate insofar as, in Belgium, ratification of international treaties by the “federated” entities is required if they cover areas relating to their competencies. This opposition (to which will be added that of Romania and Bulgaria who have been denied the privileges of visa free travel) demonstrates the sheer inanity of the…

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