December 5, 2022 – The Bundestag has officially ratified the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which has been under provisional application since 2017. Only after the adoption of all EU member states can the agreement come fully into force, including provisions on investment protection, which proved controversial in the past. “Eleven countries are still missing,” said Verena Hubertz, vice-chairman of the Bundestag group of Germany’s leading governing party SPD. “But we’re optimistic, now that we’re leading the way, that others will follow quickly,” she said.