Delegation of the European Union to Canada

About the EU Delegation to Canada

The Delegation of the European Union to Canada was established in 1976. It is a fully-fledged diplomatic mission and works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States. The Head of the Delegation is formally accredited as the official representative of the European Union to the Government of Canada with the rank and courtesy title of Ambassador. The Delegation has three sections:

  1. Political and Public Affairs 
  2. Trade and Economic Section
  3. Administration

The Delegation's main role, vis-à-vis the Canadian authorities and other groups, is to promote in Canada the positions and policies of the European Union and (as defined in the EU Treaty) those of the European Union as a whole. It conducts an active public diplomacy and information service, aimed at informing Canadians about current developments in the European Union. The Delegation also keeps the Union in Brussels abreast of significant developments in Canada.

The Delegation is a natural point of contact between the EU and the Canadian authorities, as well as for others in Canada wishing to know more about the EU and its policies, such as the media, academics, and the business community.

The Delegation is happy to receive any mail, fax, e-mail and telephone inquiries about the EU and its policies or about EU-Canada relations and will attempt to reply to them promptly.

Ambassador Ustubs began his posting as the European Union's top diplomat in Canada in September 2017. Prior to his arrival in Canada, he served as Americas Senior Advisor in the Cabinet of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission.   

Ambassador Ustubs has held senior positions with the European External Action Service (EEAS), including Director for West and Central Africa. Prior to that, he was Deputy Head of Cabinet of Andris Piebalgs, former European Commissioner for Development.

Ambassador Ustubs joined the Latvian diplomatic service in 1993 and served as the Representative of Latvia to the Political and Security Committee of the EU, the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Under-Secretary of State – Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

You can follow Ambassador Ustubs on Twitter @EUAmbCanada

The Office of the Ambassador

Peteris USTUBS
Ambassador

Brice DE SCHIETERE
Deputy Head of Delegation
Minister-Counsellor
Head of Section
Delegation Security Coordinator (DSC)

Caridad VICEN ENGUITA
Attaché
Assistant to the Head of Delegation

Donna GENERAO
Administrative Assistant
Protocol

Political and Public Affairs Section

Brice DE SCHIETERE
Deputy Head of Delegation
Minister-Counsellor
Head of Section
Delegation Security Coordinator (DSC)

Stefano FANTARONI
First Counsellor
Political analysis, Arctic, Justice and Home Affairs, Schengen

Terri-Ann WINT-SCARPA DE MASELLIS
Political Advisor
Political analysis and reporting, Academic and Higher Education, Human Rights

Diodora BUCUR
Press Officer
Cultural affairs
Contact: diodora.bucur@eeas.europa.eu

Sandra BAREYRE
Programme Manager

Gabriel GONZALEZ
Press and Information Assistant
European Union Visitors' Programme Liaison Officer

Samantha C. AMMOUN
Assistant

Trade and Economic Section

Karsten MECKLENBURG
Counsellor
Head of Section

Amela TRHULJ 
First Secretary
Coordination of trade affairs

Karen Eva ABRAHAMSEN 
Economic Advisor
Trade affairs, agriculture, fishery, sanitary and phytosanitary issues

Luigi SCARPA DE MASELLIS 
Economic Advisor
Macroeconomic analysis, environment, science and technology, transport, energy

Raúl SANCHEZ PASCUAL 
Finance and Contract Officer

Chantal DROUIN
Assistant
Administration

Administration

Ann-Christin SAUBERT 
Attaché
Head of Section

Elena COROIAN
Senior Accountant

Jean Claude NIYONKURU
Accountant
Accounts payable, contracts

Chantal TESKEY 
Administrative Assistant
Infrastructure

Gerry CHIMAL RUIZ 
Driver

Chanty CHOU 
Driver

Office of the European Union in Montreal - Relations with ICAO

Klaus WINKLER
Head of Office

Jussi MYLLÄRNIEMI
European Aviation Safety Agency Representative

Mélina CHIMAL PILON
Assistant

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