14,986 of 25,000 signatures

To the EU Trade Commissioner and EU Heads of State and Government

Petition

We support Wallonia and its prime minister Paul Magnette for courageously standing up against CETA. We ask you to stop bullying Wallonia and the Brussels region for their democratic decision to oppose CETA. The EU-Canada trade deal must be completely renegotiated to remove any special rights for corporations -- at the minimum.

Why is this important?

Last week, the Wallonian prime minister, Paul Magnette, did what no other European leader had the courage to do, and declared his government won’t support CETA. He stood up for democracy and became the champion of the millions of Europeans opposing the deal.He was later joined by the Region of Brussels, which also said "non" to CETA.

The European Commission and the EU’s it’s big member states aren’t willing to give up, and they are putting huge pressure on Paul Magnette and the Walloon government to back down in time for a lavish signing ceremony planned for in Brussels later this week with Justin Trudeau. Now only one things stands in their way -- Paul Magnette and the brave Belgian regions.

Paul Magnette stood up for democracy over corporate power - but he might buckle under the weight of the pressure from all sides, -- unless we can send show him a huge show of support from people right across Europe. But we don’t have long to act, the EU and Canada are hoping to force Wallonia to bucklesign in the next 48 hours. So we must act now.

References

[1] https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/news/belgium-cannot-sign-ceta-pm-michel-admits/

[2] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-canada-trade-idUSKCN12B17S

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