Highlights/EU

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and EU work on ‘interim fix’ to save global trade body

Canada and the European Union are close to agreeing to a possible temporary solution to save the World Trade Organization (WTO) from paralysis induced by the Trump administration’s policy of blocking appointments to the global trade body’s dispute resolution mechanism,» 

International, Politics

French parliament postpones CETA vote as Trudeau kicks off EU-Canada summit

The French parliament delayed until next week a vote on the ratification of a Canada-EU free trade accord just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed top EU officials in Montreal Wednesday for a summit that aims to further cement economic» 

International, Politics

Canadian legislators urge their French counterparts to reject CETA

As the French National Assembly gets ready to vote Wednesday on ratifying a landmark free trade deal between Canada and the European Union, a group of Canadian opposition legislators is urging their French counterparts to reject the Canada-European Union Comprehensive» 

International, Politics

Trudeau to host EU-Canada summit in Montreal next week

Canada and the European Union will hold a summit next week in Montreal to discuss international trade, efforts to combat climate change and pressing global security issues, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Thursday. Prime Minister Trudeau will host European Council» 

International, Politics

Canada will defend Canadians doing business in Cuba, says Freeland

Canada will “fully defend” the interests of Canadian companies in Cuba, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday after the Trump administration announced that it will allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties the Communist government seized from Americans after the 1959» 

International

Canada will work for smooth Brexit, Trudeau tells Tusk

Canada will do its part to ensure a smooth transition as Britain exits the European Union, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told President of the European Council Donald Tusk Wednesday, according to a readout of their conversation released by the Prime» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and EU celebrate one year of free trade despite lingering opposition

Canada and the European Union marked the one year anniversary of a free trade pact that despite lingering opposition has led to a healthy growth in trade between the two, officials in Ottawa and Brussels said. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada to join Mexico, Japan, South Korea and the EU in auto tariff talks

Officials from Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet in Geneva on Tuesday to discuss a unified response to threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of a quarter-trillion dollars worth» 

Economy, International, Politics

Apparent EU-U.S. trade war truce ‘positive news’ for Canada: experts

The easing of trade tensions between the European Union and the United States signalled by an apparent agreement between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday is good news for Canada, say Canadian officials and» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada hits back at U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs with $16.6B countermeasures

Canada is countering “a very bad” move by the Trump administration to slap punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports by imposing dollar-for-dollar tariffs of its own on everything on from steel products to playing cards and ball point pens.»