Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis on behalf of the European Commission
The Commission has taken note of the vote of Cyprus’ Parliament on 31 July 2020 in regard of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). According to the Council Statement No 20, the provisional application of CETA is to be terminated if the ratification of CETA fails permanently and definitively because of a ruling of a constitutional court of a Member State, or following the completion of other constitutional processes and formal notification by the government of the concerned state. The Commission has no knowledge that this would be the case at present.
In response to the changing international and domestic context of trade policy and in order to most effectively address the challenges the EU is facing, the Commission launched on 16 June 2020 a review of the EU’s trade and investment policy. This includes a public consultation seeking input from the European Parliament, Member States, stakeholders and civil society. In essence, this policy review will set the political direction for EU trade and investment policy in the years to come.