According to Minister for Foreign Trade Kai Mykkänen, the EU continues to negotiate the TTIP deal with the US despite the fact that France and Austria demanded the discontinuation of the negotiations on Friday. A clear majority of member states think the Commission’s mandate is still valid, he said. Mr Mykkänen expects the EU-Canada deal CETA to enter partially into force next year. A massive popular movement opposing both trade deals has been born in Europe, and the approaching elections in Germany, France, and Austria have caused politicians to reconsider their positions, too.
Media: Helsingin Sanomat (E-edition)
Journalist: Pekka Mykkänen
Main source: Minister for Foreign Trade Kai Mykkänen