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On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and is contrary to the right to life. The death penalty has no established deterrent effect and it makes judicial errors irreversible.

This year's winners of the EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowships were recognized during an awards ceremony hosted by the Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill on 1 October. The three young winners come from across Canada and will embark on a week-long study tour of European Union institutions in Brussels this month.

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The Delegation of the European Union to Canada, the Embassies of EU Member States and the Ottawa Chapter of the European National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), in collaboration with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, hosted the 5th annual European Day of Languages on 29 September at the at the Glebe Collegiate in Ottawa.

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European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström travelled to Montreal 26-27 September to mark the 1st anniversary of the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). While in Montreal, Commissioner Malmström co-chaired the first CETA Joint Committee Meeting with Canadian Minister for International Trade Diversification, James Carr, and visited businesses already reaping CETA benefits.

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Canada and the EU held the first meeting of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Joint Committee today in Montreal.

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The EU and Canada reiterate shared commitment to advance gender equality and women’s contributions to peace and security at the women Foreign Ministers’ meeting

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Friday 21 September will mark the first anniversary of the provisional entry into force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

Early signs show that the agreement is already starting to deliver for EU exporters. Commissioner Malmström will visit Canada on 26 and 27 September to take stock of progress.

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Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, is travelling to Canada to co-host, with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, a global meeting of women Foreign Ministers in Montreal on 21-22 September.

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Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, is travelling to Canada to co-host, with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, a global meeting of women Foreign Ministers in Montreal on 21-22 September.

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