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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 http://www.lisboncouncil.net/ 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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Politics

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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Canadian Dollar Reaches Strongest Level Since September
Canadian Economy

Canadian Dollar Reaches Strongest Level Since September

By Austen Sherman - Mar 1, 2012 Canada’s dollar gained to a five- month high against its U.S. counterpart on optimism demand for raw materials will accelerate as the global economy expands. The currency rose for a fourth day, the longest string of advances in more than a month, as...
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News Trade

EU free-trade talks still on track, minister says

'We need to negotiate the very best agreement' POSTMEDIA NEWSFEBRUARY 29, 2012 International Trade Minister Ed Fast said Tuesday negotiations for a free-trade agreement with the European Union remain on track, and should be completed by the end of this year. Speaking to reporters following talks in Ottawa with his...
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