Bucking Trump's anti-trade trend, EU clears deal with Canada

Source: Washington Post

"The European Union and Canada on Wednesday cast their newly-approved trade deal as a much-needed beacon for cooperation, with the EU criticizing President Donald Trump's protectionist bent as a threat to the continent's prosperity. After about seven years of negotiations, the EU parliament approved on Wednesday a deal with Canada that will eliminate most tariffs for business between the EU’s economy of half a billion people and Canada's 35 million. Though critics claim it will mainly help large companies, proponents say it will create jobs and wealth." (02/15/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/eu-on-the-verge-of-approving-trade-deal-with-canada/2017/02/15/e7ed2d60-f361-11e6-9fb1-2d8f3fc9c0ed_story.html