52 French organisations ask Macron to supend provisional application of CETA

Veblen Institute and 51 others urge Macron to keep campaing promise

52 French trade unions, consumer rights organisations, farmers and NGOs asked President Macron to keep his campaign promise and ask Brussels to suspend the provisional application of the trade agreement CETA between the EU and Canada, in order to meet the concerns shared by SMEs about the treaty’s negative impact the environment, health and workers rights.

The battle against climate change and the need for employment, health and democratic rights are hampered by CETA’s provisional application, which came into effect on 21 September, before national and regional parliaments were allowed to vote on its implementation.

Check the Statement in French here