On May 16 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union rendered its opinion 2/15. The Court found that the free trade agreement with Singapore cannot, in its current form, be concluded by the EU alone The provisions of the agreement relating to non-direct foreign investment and those relating to dispute settlement between investors and States do not fall within the exclusive competence of the EU, so that the agreement cannot, as it stands, be concluded without the participation of the Member States.
The press release is available online: Link
The decision is available online: Link
See our previous post: Link