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.

Marie-Anne Coninsx, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada
Ambassador of the European Union to Canada, Marie-Anne Coninsx

Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the website of the European Union Delegation to Canada.

The European Union has a Strategic Partnership with Canada, a special and close relation that the European Union only has with nine other third countries worldwide. We have a strong bond with Canada. Our shared values are rooted in common cultural and historic experiences. Together, we are promoting and defending democratic principles, human rights, the rule of law and good governance around the world. Both bilaterally and multilaterally, we are seeking solutions to global problems.

We are strong trade and investment partners. Our partnership will intensify even more when the new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will come into force in the near future. CETA is the most ambitious agreement that the European Union will ever have concluded with a third country. It will boost trade, investments and jobs for both parties.

But European Union - Canada relations are about more much more than economics. We are currently negotiating also an ambitious Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with Canada. SPA will provide an overall umbrella for the bilateral political relations and it will replace the 1976 Framework Agreement with a modern Treaty reflecting the major developments within the European Union in recent years.

The European Union and Canada cooperate closely and consult on a wide range of issues, from trade, transport and climate change to research, innovation, energy security, regional stability and education. The European Union and Canada have built a solid platform for foreign policy cooperation. Canada is a valued participant in the EU’s civilian and military missions under the Common Foreign and Security Policy. Canada and the European Union also join forces on electoral observation missions. The Arctic is a region where both Canada and the European Union are present, cooperate closely (i.e. research) and share similar strategies.

Throughout this site, you will find relevant information about the European Union, its institutions, policies and global actions. I also invite you to visit our Europe in Canada online directory and to drop us a line on our Facebook page. I am looking forward to your reactions.

Thank you for your interest in the European Union!

Marie-Anne Coninsx

The Office of the Ambassador

Marie-Anne CONINSX
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, Webmaster
Media relations
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

Christopher ROSS 
Head of Office

Jussi MYLLÄRNIEMI
European Aviation Safety Agency Representative

Mélina CHIMAL PILON
Assistant

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