S&D MEP Sorin Moisa, who is responsible in the Group for the CETA agreement, added:
"I take pride in having contributed to this achievement, on behalf of the S&D Group, by working closely with our EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, and her Canadian counterpart, Chrystia Freeland, to remove the last thorn in side of CETA by genuinely heeding civil society concerns and doing away with ISDS.
“A permanent Tribunal with public judges and randomised allocation of members for each case, a permanent Appellate Tribunal, a code of conduct enforceable by the President of the International Court of Justice, an article on preserving the right to regulate: this is not tinkering around the edges this is a complete paradigm change.
“I also welcome the commitment to set up a permanent international multilateral court that will replace the bilateral court once established. We can now focus on the merits of CETA in its entirety and on the future of EU-Canada relations. I will spend the coming months making the case that CETA deserves the blessing of the European Parliament."