Wallonia lawmakers officially approve EU-Canada trade pact

BRUSSELS — Lawmakers in the Belgian region holding up an important new trade pact between the European Union and Canada have officially given their approval for the deal to go through.

The parliamentarians in the French-speaking region of Wallonia voted Friday by 58 votes for to 5 against, with no abstentions, to support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

Regional parliament president Andre Antoine said that “Europe must also pass by Wallonia.”

Wallonia had used its power...

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