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Canada and EU pledge international cooperation in COVID-19 fight

Despite shutting down much of the air traffic between Canada and the European Union, Ottawa and Brussels will continue to work together to address the significant consular, public health and economic challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, officials in both capitals »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

EU bans another neonic insecticide, Canada stalls

Concerns include human health issues The European Commission this week voted not to renew the approval for ‘thiacloprid’ a Bayer /Monsanto insecticide marketed there under the brands Calypso and Biscaya. This is the fourth neonicotinoid insecticide that has been banned »

International, Politics

Trudeau discusses Iraq crisis with EU and NATO heads

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit the phones Monday to discuss the escalating crisis in the Middle East with the heads of the European Union and NATO, following a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, as well as »

Economy, International, Politics

CETA trade deal: Advantage Europe

Canadian food producers frustrated at losses instead of gains The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement was touted as being a great deal for Canadian agri-business and consumers. Indeed the government website says that CETA which came into effect in September »

Economy, International

Canada and EU agree on temporary fix for trade dispute resolution body

Canada and the European Union have agreed to a contingency plan to resolve trade disputes between them in case the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute resolution body is paralyzed because of the Trump administration’s policy of blocking appointments to it. »

Economy, International

French parliament approves EU-Canada free trade deal

France’s parliament approved on Tuesday the EU-Canada free trade agreement despite strong objections by the opposition parties, trade unions and environmental groups. French lawmakers at the National Assembly, the country’s lower house of parliament, cast 266 votes in favour, 213 »

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 »