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European Union: Canadian Press and Trans-Pacific Partnership

european union: Though the article oddly never mentions what that small part is, it's the controversial investment court system ICS a version of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism still found in the NAFTA 2.0 agreement against Mexico and in the so-called Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to Rabble. The Canadian Press adds, Former Quebec premier Jean Charest, who now specializes in international business as a partner with law firm McCarthy Tetrault, said if enough countries approve the remaining portions, the deal becomes irreversible. But a small part of the deal still needs to be ratified by each member of the European Union. A large European player such as France, Germany or Italy would likely seal the deal. The European Commission's website states, EU governments, supported by the European Commission, have agreed that they will only put the Investment Court System into practice once all EU countries have finished their national ratification procedures. That's not entirely true. ( As reported in the news.