Canada, EU prepare September summit, raising hopes for CETA

Top negotiators have been meeting in Brussels this week to hammer out what are now described as remaining legalistic issues.

Unprecedented oilsands crude shipment to reach Europe this week

Spanish energy firm to test rare shipment; environmental concerns loom.

‘Thorny’ CETA issues to be tackled in coming weeks: EU trade chief

Besides dealing with final technical issues, the EU Commission is also fighting with member states over who has the competence over the deal.

Final CETA text further delayed

Trade minister still scheduled to meet with EU counterpart Wednesday.

One trade deal—two perspectives

While CETA has made headlines in Canada in recent years, this level of public engagement was lacking in Brussels.

Human rights text causing concern over EU trade deal

EU says it's reassuring Canadians.

The music plays on in Haiti

Rosy words, media frenzy marks EU Day

And embassies display their sweet treats at first annual Desserts of the World Festival—but blink and they’re gone!

Diplomats stay home, immigration applications pile up in Mexico: Union

But government says local staff and ‘essential’ union members are still on the job; key work will still get done.

Diplomats in Africa leave job as Baird, GG visit

Foreign service officers walk off the job for the first time since they adopted a legal strike position six weeks ago.


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July 23, 2014