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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:
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
Brice DE SCHIETERE
Deputy Head of Delegation
Delegation Security Coordinator (DSC)
Caridad VICEN ENGUITA
Assistant to the Head of Delegation
Head of Section
Political analysis, Academic relations, Human rights and Gender focal point
European Union Visitors' Programme Liaison Officer
Press and Information Assistant
Head of Section
Coordination of trade affairs
Services, Investment, Regulatory Cooperation, Competition, Finance, Macroeconomic Analysis
Trade affairs, agriculture, fishery, sanitary and phytosanitary issues
Luigi SCARPA DE MASELLIS
Environment, science and technology, transport, energy
Jaime Manuel DURAN NAVARRO
Head of Section
Accounts payable, contracts
Gerry CHIMAL RUIZ
Head of Office
European Aviation Safety Agency Representative