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Finland and Canada: Few barriers to trade

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Finland and Canada: Few barriers to trade

Finland and Canada are similar countries in many respects. We have cold winters and share the same values, such as gender equality, democracy and human rights, and are passionate about ice hockey. Finland and Canada see climate change as one of the most pressing issues to tackle. The climate is warming twice as fast in […]

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Kuwait: Turning to the private sector

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Kuwait: Turning to the private sector

As a resource-rich country, Kuwait is diligently looking into steering the economy towards more private-sector activities, as well as exploiting other potential markets. Kuwait relies almost solely on its energy sector, with oil being the main product of export. In 2018, the nation sold approximately $79.2 billion worth of the commodity, which accounted for almost […]

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Lithuania: A gateway to EU market

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Lithuania: A gateway to EU market

What could a small European country by the Baltic Sea and a G7 country that’s more than 150 times larger and spans the Atlantic and Pacific oceans possibly have in common? Plenty, as it turns out, with innovation being one. But let’s start at the beginning. Lithuania and Canada have been close partners for decades […]

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Puppy love from Honduran diplomats

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Puppy love from Honduran diplomats

Four years ago, Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato and her two sons decided to adopt a dog and what followed was a long-time devotion to the Ottawa-based Freedom Dog Rescue and its work. “When we decided to adopt a dog, we started looking into rescue organizations and we ended up adopting two little girls,” Cerrato says. […]

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Ex-pats helping children in their native Uganda

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Ex-pats helping children in their native Uganda

Located in the Ugandan village of Kamengo, The Agnes Zabali Boys and Girls Club is dedicated to helping children living in poverty remain in school and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. The mission of The Agnes Zabali Boys and Girls Club (AZBGC), which partners with the Canada Africa Community Health Alliance, is to support orphans, […]

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‘The picture used to be that men are diplomats, women are secretaries and that has changed a lot’

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
‘The picture used to be that men are diplomats, women are secretaries and that has changed a lot’

With the help of EU Ambassador Melita Gabric, Diplomat organized a panel for its usual Q & A with editor Jennifer Campbell. The group — all women heads of mission — has a formal organization, which Gabric chairs, and it meets regularly to discuss common areas of interest. Today, there are 29 women who are […]

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21st-Century world order restored?

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
21st-Century world order restored?

Between November 1814 and June 1815, Europe’s leaders sat down at a diplomatic conference in Vienna to establish the foundations of a new political order, following the disruptions of the French Revolution and the massive carnage of the Napoleonic Wars. The new spirit of the international co-operation that was born out of the Congress of […]

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The value of the Abraham Accords

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
The value of the Abraham Accords

Since Israel’s establishment, the United States has been a steadfast and invaluable ally. Americans and Israelis are united by their shared values and commitment to democracy, peace and security. The American administration under the leadership of then-president Donald Trump fostered unparalleled opportunities for Israel. By moving its embassy to Jerusalem, the U.S. officially recognized it […]

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Greece has a ‘steady entrepreneurial environment’

Greece has a ‘steady entrepreneurial environment’

In 2020, the resilience of all economies around the world was put to the test by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greek economy was no exception. A swift and effective handling of the situation was mandatory to safeguard the trends of recovery after a long-lasting economic crisis in the country and to empower the national economy […]

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Sweden: From IKEA to hockey and beyond

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
Sweden: From IKEA to hockey and beyond

Sweden, like Canada, is a country heavily dependent on international trade. In fact, every third job in Sweden relies on its trade with the rest of the world. Canada is an important and like-minded partner to Sweden, not only in our common pursuit of free, inclusive and fair trade. Canada is also an important partner […]

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