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Departing Slovak envoy foresees ‘smooth’ CETA ratification

By Shruti Shekar      

‘I do not foresee any challenges,' says Andrej Droba of the Canada-EU deal, despite Italian opposition.

After four years in Ottawa, Ambassador Andrej Droba is leaving Canada for a new posting back in Slovakia at the end of July. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Amid hurdles thrown up by Italy potentially not ratifying the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, the departing Slovak ambassador says he is convinced of the success of the deal between the European Union and Canada. Since the agreement was 98 per cent provisionally implemented in September, Andrej Droba, who arrived in Canada in September 2014 for his first ambassadorial posting, said trade between Canada and Slovakia has grown. In 2017 trade totalled to $636-million, an increase from the previous

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