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    569 65744 1 _blank Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the occasion of the initialling of the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement (Ottawa, 8 September) Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the occasion of the initialling of the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement (Ottawa, 8 September) /statements/docs/2014/140908_02_en.pdf 09/08/2014 22:00:00 09/08/2014 22:00:00 09/08/2014 22:00:00 nulldate 2014090822 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248c9ab636 N 090126248c9ab636 /statements/docs/2014/140908_02_en.pdf 404211 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140908_02_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140908_02_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140908_02_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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    568 65744 1 _blank Joint Statement by Canada and the European Union Joint Statement by Canada and the European Union

    The Canada-EU relationship has never been stronger. This was confirmed once more
    during our discussions here in Ottawa where we agreed to further strengthen and
    broaden the scope of Canada EU cooperation.

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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]


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