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Dairy sector protection key holdup for Canada-Europe trade deal: EU official

BY PETER O'NEIL, VANCOUVER SUNAPRIL 26, 2012 11:02 AM Western Canada's beef producers won't get long-coveted access to the huge European market unless Canada's heavily-protected dairy sector, located primarily in Ontario and Quebec, is exposed to greater foreign competition, the European Union's top official in Canada said Thursday. Photograph by:...
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CETA News Trade

CETA Presentation @ University of British Columbia April 16th, 2012

UBC’s National Centre for Business Law hosted a Downtown Speaker Series in Vancouver with Anthony VanDuzer, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa on Monday, April 16, 2012. Professor VanDuzer gave a very interesting talk on The Canada-EU Negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Redefining the Role of the...
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General Interest News

Enjoy a Comfortable Quality of Life in Europe

International Living Magazine Posted on March 5, 2012 by Jennifer Stevens In Ireland right now, property auctions are beginning to bring real bargains to the block It’s in crisis…overpriced…too cold. When considering overseas destinations, people often dismiss those in Europe. They like the idea of the “Old World,” I think,...
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Standards Council of Canada takes important step towards standards harmonization

From Industry Canada In an effort to promote the harmonization of standards at the international level and to improve trans-Atlantic trade, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) recently signed a milestone cooperation agreement with two European standards organizations: the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical...
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Environment General Interest

European Union meets 2010 Renewable Energy Targets – On Track to exceed 2020 Targets

The European Wind Industry Association (EWEA) recently analyzed provisional EUROSTAT energy data and showed that the EU as a whole met its 2010 renewable energy targets. In a separate analysis EWEA predicted that the EU will surpass its 2020 targets by 20%. There were of course differences among countries, with...
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Canadian Economy

Calgary to lead Canada’s economic growth in 2013 – Forecast 4.1% average growth between 2013-2016

BY MARIO TONEGUZZI, CALGARY HERALDMARCH 27, 2012 Calgary’s economic outlook looks bright according to the Conference Board of Canada. Photograph by: Grant Black, Calgary Herald CALGARY — Calgary is forecast to lead the country in economic growth between the years 2013-2016 averaging 4.1 per cent each year, according to the...
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European Economy News Politics

EU parliament votes for Bulgaria and Romania to be admitted to Schengen

A large majority of the European Parliament has voted in favour of a resolution stating that Bulgaria and Romania have met all the conditions for joining the passport-free Schengen area, and should be admitted. Earlier this year their entry was blocked by the Netherlands and Finland. German MEP Manfred Weber...
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Culture General Interest News

Introducing Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture STRIVING FOR DEPTH "This is an extraordinary opportunity for us all to develop culture on different levels of society: in public dialogue, by stimulating cultural norms and values needed in an area, with education, by lifting people´s perception about cultural awareness, and by giving equal weight to everyone´s opinion."...
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Introducing Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture In 2012, Guimarães will be hosting a major gathering of creators and creations: music, cinema, photography, fine arts, architecture, literature, thought, theatre, dance, street art. In Guimarães, the artistic products imagined and created by its residents will merge with those coming to the city from all over Europe. Over...
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Events Section

Planes, trains and automobiles for Ukraine’s Euro 2012

If there is one striking aspect of the upcoming Euro 2012 football tournament, it is the enormous distances that separate the match venues. So to keep the fans moving, authorities have been concentrating on planes, trains and automobiles. In Ukraine an army of fans arriving from all over Europe will...
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EU Ambassador Matthias Brinkmann attends GLOBE 2012 in Vancouver

European Union Ambassador Matthias Brinkmann travelled to Vancouver 14-16 March to attend the GLOBE 2012 conference, a biennial trade fair on business and environment that attracts thousands of participants. He spoke at the EU-Canada Business Forum on the Environment hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada - West....
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Canadian Economy General Interest Politics

Ottawa to permit foreign control of small wireless firms

STEVEN CHASE AND IAIN MARLOW OTTAWA AND TORONTO— From Thursday's Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 1:12PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012 4:18AM EDT In its first major effort to loosen restrictions on foreign investment, the Harper government is throwing a lifeline to struggling newcomers in...
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Culture General Interest

Top 10 most romantic getaways in Europe 2012

Candlelit dinners, gondola rides, champagne picnics, four poster beds, it doesn't get more romantic than this. At Business Review Europe we begun thinking about the ultimate romantic getaway and have found some true gems for you to make this year extra special 20 FEB 2012 ABIGAIL PHILLIPS #1. Venice Venice...
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Canadian Economy European Economy General Interest Trade

Trade deal could mean end of procurement strategies, panellists say

March 6, 2012 - 7:45pm BY REMO ZACCAGNA BUSINESS REPORTER @ Calgary Herald Business An impending trade deal with Europe could spell the end of procurement strategies like the one used to award the $25-billion shipbuilding contract to Irving Shipbuilding Inc. in Halifax. Under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement...
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European Economy

Fiat’s Marchionne calls for EU action on auto oversupply

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has called on the European Union to forge a common solution to take out overcapacity in the continent’s chronically oversupplied car market. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS Global exchange Fiat's Marchionne calls for EU action on auto oversupply John Reed in Geneva Financial Times Posted on Tuesday, March 6,...
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European Economy Politics

Barroso Keynotes Europe 2020 Summit

The Lisbon Council In the week leading up to the Spring European Council, The Europe 2020 Summit convened under the timely theme of Unleashing Growth and Creating Jobs. Organised in collaboration with the Danish EU Presidency, the Summit animated an informed and solution-oriented debate about how to kick-start growth and employment in...
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Culture Education

Erasmus – helping young Europeans get the skills they need

Since 1987, almost 3 million students have studied or trained abroad on an Erasmus exchange. Erasmus helps by encouraging students to get out into world and see what is available in other countries. They can spend some time abroad, learn another language, and demonstrate adaptability – all things that help...
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Canadian Economy

Minister Ambrose Launches Third Call for Proposals to Help Kick-Start Canadian Business

GATINEAU, Quebec, February 29 2012 – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, is pleased to launch a Call for Proposals that will help kick-start Canadian entrepreneurial business. "Our Government supports entrepreneurs who keep the Canadian economy moving," said Minister Ambrose. "That’s why we’re giving...
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EU leaders grant Serbia candidate status

BBC Europe 1 March 2012 Last updated at 18:37 ET European Union leaders have granted Serbia "candidate status", at a summit in Brussels. Belgrade has made a series of democratic reforms and captured war crimes suspects to satisfy EU demands. It applied for EU membership in 2009. The summit came two days after...
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Canadian Economy Environment

Oilsands giants create unprecedented environmental alliance

Leaders of 12 majors sign commitment on tailings ponds, greenhouse gas emissions, water and land issues BY TRISH AUDETTE, EDMONTON JOURNAL; WITH FILES FROM THE CALGARY HERALD MARCH 2, 2012 Executives from the 12 biggest oilsands producers unite Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Calgary to announce the creation of the...
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