[TheGlobeandMail] "Difficult issues" remain in Canada-EU trade talks

Several thorny issues are holding up the Canada-Europe free trade agreement, putting at risk the year-end deadline for securing a deal. [...]

The two sides are still at odds over a number of issues, including intellectual protection for drugs, government procurement and foreign investment rules.

But these are not the only sections of the deal, where final language remains elusive. [...]