EU trade deal with Canada in ruins as 100,000 Germans launch LEGAL bid to block it

THE European Union’s flagship trade deal with Canada is on the brink of collapse with more than 100,000 citizens set to file Germany’s biggest ever civil lawsuit against the agreement.

The CETA deal has taken seven years of negotiations and will now have to be ratified by national parliaments after EU leaders won an epic power struggle with Jean-Claude Juncker’s unelected Commission.

And in a further blow to beleagured Brussels more than 100,000 people alongside anti-globalisation group Campact, consumer body Foodwatch and lobbying group Mehr Demokratie in Germany plan to stop the trade deal by filing a joint citizen complaint at the Federal Constitutional Court.