BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel failed to secure the agreement of regional authorities at a meeting on Monday which he needed to unblock an EU-Canada free trade deal, the premier of the Flanders region told reporters.
Leaders of the French-speaking south of Belgium refused to end their opposition to the CETA pact, Geert Bourgeois said.
The outcome is likely to force the European Union to call off a planned signing summit on Thursday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Reporting By Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Philip Blenkinsop
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