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#Airbus become majority partners in #Bombardier C Series, currently being challenged by US Commerce Department

#Airbus become majority partners in #Bombardier C Series, currently being challenged by US Commerce Department

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Airbus and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. A corresponding agreement was signed today (17 October). The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant new value […]

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#CETA: UK lauds benefits of EU-Canada trade agreement which enters into force tomorrow

#CETA: UK lauds benefits of EU-Canada trade agreement which enters into force tomorrow

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow (21 September) the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada enters into force provisionally. Welcoming this milestone in the EU’s trade policy, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “This agreement encapsulates what we want our trade policy to be – an instrument for growth that benefits European companies […]

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#Ceta: ‘This trade deal is important for Europe geopolitically as well as economically’

#Ceta: ‘This trade deal is important for Europe geopolitically as well as economically’

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ceta passed a crucial hurdle on 15 February when MEPs voted to back the landmark EU-Canada trade deal. The agreement removing more than 99% of tariffs can provisionally enter into force as early as April. Speaking following the vote, Artis Pabriks, Parliament’s lead MEP on Ceta, said: “Europe cannot survive without free and fair trade […]

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#JustinTrudeau to Parliament: ‘The best is yet to come’

#JustinTrudeau to Parliament: ‘The best is yet to come’

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Canada knows that an effective European voice on the global stage isn’t just preferable – it’s essential,” Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pictured) told MEPs in the Strasbourg chamber on Thursday (16 February). Trudeau, the first Canadian Prime Minister to address the European Parliament, highlighted the historic partnership between the EU and Canada. “The European […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin #Trudeau to address Parliament

Canadian Prime Minister Justin #Trudeau to address Parliament

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver a formal speech to MEPs on the EU-Canada relationship on Thursday (16 February) at 11.00 in the Strasbourg chamber. Mr Trudeau will be the first Canadian Prime Minister to address the European Parliament. On Wednesday 15 February, Parliament approved the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). EP President […]

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#ClientEarth: ‘Rule of law shunned’ as #CETA deal approved in European Parliament

#ClientEarth: ‘Rule of law shunned’ as #CETA deal approved in European Parliament

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs have voted through CETA, without seeking the opinion of the European Court of Justice on the most controversial elements of the deal (ICS, ISDS), says ClientEarth. ClientEarth trade and environment lawyer Laurens Ankersmit said: “We are disappointed the European Parliament has decided to consent to CETA so hastily, without due regard for the rule of law. […]

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#CETA: MEPs approve the most modern trade agreement and ensure the EU’s credibility as a trade partner

#CETA: MEPs approve the most modern trade agreement and ensure the EU’s credibility as a trade partner

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

After seven years of intensive negotiations, Members of the European Parliament  today (15 February) approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA). Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the ALDE group, said after the vote: “By backing the free trade agreement with Canada today, we have shown that the European Union is […]

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