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  • 23/12/2014
    350 57255 1 _blank Joint Statement by Canada and the European Union on access to the European Union of Seal Products from Indigenous Communities of Canada Joint Statement by Canada and the European Union on access to the European Union of Seal Products from Indigenous Communities of Canada

    Having regard to the values, interests, culture, and traditions of indigenous communities; Recognising that the hunting of seals by indigenous communities of Canada has been an integral part of their tradition, culture, and identity since time immemorial and that they rely on the seal hunt for the direct necessities of life and to sustain their communities economically through the income it generates; Recalling that the European Union's regulations on trade in seal products seek to ensure that the fundamental economic and social interests of indigenous communities which hunt seals for their subsistence will not be adversely affected;

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  • 23/10/2014
    656 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on events in Canada on 22 October 2014 Statement by the Spokesperson on events in Canada on 22 October 2014

    We strongly condemn the attack that occurred in Ottawa on 22 October that resulted in the death of a Canadian service member. We express our deep sympathy and offer our sincere condolences to the victims of this attack and to their families.

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    Statement by the Spokesperson on events in Canada on 22 October 2014 pdf - 424 KB [424 KB] français (fr)
  • 29/09/2014
    Opening speech at the World Ocean Council

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Canada is one of the European Union’s oldest and closest partners. What started out in the 1950s as a purely economic relationship has evolved over the years to become a close strategic partnership.

The EU and Canada work closely together on global challenges such as the environment, climate change, energy security and regional stability throughout the world. Canada also participates in EU election observation missions.

European and Canadian representatives meet regularly to exchange views at all levels, from bilateral summits of leaders to meetings between officials on specific issues including in various multilateral fora. The EU-Canada Partnership Agenda pdf - 29 KB [29 KB]  adopted at the Ottawa Summit on 18 March 2004, identifies ways of working together to move forward, especially where joint action can achieve more than acting alone.

The Partnership Agenda acknowledges the significant evolution of EU-Canada relations as a result of developments in the EU since 1976 when the relationship with Canada was first formalised through the Framework Agreement on Economic Co-operation. This was the first formal agreement of its kind between what was then the EEC and an industrialised third country.

In 2013-2014, EU-Canada relations are being upgraded through negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA).  CETA is a ground-breaking agreement which will provide for an ambitious liberalisation of trade and investment relations. This EU-Canada agreement could lead to GDP gains for the EU of up to €11.6 billion per year. The SPA aims to advance EU-Canada foreign policy and sectoral cooperation, as well as to provide a platform for joint action on the international stage.

In addition to trade relations, other policy sectors are also important in the relationship: cooperation in justice and home affairs, science & technology, education & training… more pdf - 100 KB [100 KB]