Emmanuel Macron embraces Canadian PM Justin Trudeau as he welcomes him to the Elysee Palace

Mail Online | 6/7/2019 | Danyal Hussain For Mailonline
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Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau were pictured sharing a warm embrace in Paris today, as they met to discuss a new EU-Canada trade deal.

It isn't the first time the two leaders have been affectionate in public and they've both previously spoken of their admiration of each other.

Today - Bromance - Trade - Deal - Canada

Today, their bromance continued as they discussed a controversial new trade deal between Canada and the European Union.

President Macron said on Friday that France would move to ratify the wide-ranging trade deal.

Power - Businesses - Firms - Competition

It has previously been criticised for giving excessive power to businesses while exposing many smaller firms to unfair competition.

'The outcome from CETA has been positive,' Macron said at a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau in Paris.

Hands - Words - Meeting

As well as embracing each other, the two clasped hands and exchanged smiling words as they parted following their meeting.

During the press conference, the both expressed their support for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

Elements - CETA - Effect - September - Basis

Most elements of CETA came into effect in September 2018, though only on a provisional basis while several EU nations debate ratification of the document.

The pact removes tariffs on nearly all goods and services between Canada and Europe, which the EU says will eliminate 590 million euros (890 million Canadian dollars, $665 million) in customs duties each year.

Rights - Activists - CETA - Labour - Health

But rights activists say CETA could weaken labour or environmental and health standards by giving corporate interests too much weight in determining industry regulations, while also...
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