Solution to Canada-EU seal ban feud closer, officials say

Development would remove major irritant, but details of a potential compromise remain uncertain.

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Finland's foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja speaks with Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini, the incoming EU foreign affairs chief, at the EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting on July 24.
Anca Gurzu
Published: Thursday, 09/11/2014 5:14 pm EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 09/11/2014 5:40 pm EDT

Canadian and European Union officials say they are optimistic that a solution to the EU's politically sensitive ban on seal products is in the works—a move that would most likely solidify the 28-member bloc’s status in the Arctic Council.

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