Surprised about Wallonia’s CETA stand? You don’t watch enough movies

A view of the ArcelorMittal high furnace of Seraing, near Liege, January 28, 2013. (Yves Herman/REUTERS)

Trade negotiators, economists, business consultants, government policy experts—they’ve all been throwing up their hands in recent days and asking, “Wallonia?”

Yes, the name of the little French-speaking enclave of Belgium that almost scuttled the Canada-EU Trade deal sounds sort of funny. The notion that Paul Magnette, its socialist premier, might defy the entire European Union...

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