Barlow marched in Stuttgart last weekend joining with 320,000 Germans protesting across the country against CETA.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has denounced a proposed side deal "declaration" for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as "smoke and mirrors".
Deutsche Welle reports, "European trade ministers appear set to approve a free-trade deal between the EU and Canada following a day-long meeting [on September 23] in the Slovakian capital Bratislava. ...The ministers said the two sides would put together a declaration spelling out the limits of the pact to dispel public concerns."
Global News adds, "Reinhold Mitterlehner, Austria’s Christian Democrat vice chancellor, said a declaration making clear that standards were not under threat and that a special court would not allow big business to dictate public policy would help."