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The Transatlantic Partnership has been a key pillar of the EU’s security and economic development since its foundation. With strong historical and cultural ties and shared values underpinning extensive economic, political and security relations, the U.S. and Canada are today two of the EU’s Strategic Partners. Maintaining and deepening the EU’s partnership with North America is crucial to building a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world.
On 5-6 November, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission co-chaired the 2nd EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee in Montreal together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Chrystia Freeland.
“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.
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.
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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