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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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School teacher leaves education legacy in Madagascar

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
School teacher leaves education legacy in Madagascar

When Kathy Lucking was visiting a village in central Madagascar, it was the children she noticed the most. “They would be there in the morning, just sitting under the trees. Sometimes you could see flies crawling on them — they didn’t even bother to brush them off. At the end of the day, they’d still […]

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‘Lukashenko is one of the worst COVID [deniers] on the planet’

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
‘Lukashenko is one of the worst COVID [deniers] on the planet’

Alena Liavonchanka became the chairwoman of the Belarusian Canadian Alliance in Toronto in 2017. In that capacity, she works with fellow Belarusians in Canada and worldwide to promote its culture, language, arts and to raise awareness about the political situation in Belarus. She studied biochemistry in Belarus and came to Canada as a post-doctoral fellow […]

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Right-wing extremism and the global threat

Right-wing extremism and the global threat

A Maru Public Opinion poll taken earlier this year showed that an overwhelming majority of Canadians now believe that domestic extremists and terrorists are more threatening than foreign ones. The poll did not ask Canadians what kind of extremists or terrorists they are most worried about. But an earlier poll in 2018 conducted by Angus […]

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An emergency on top of an emergency

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
An emergency on top of an emergency

I returned to Canada less than a year ago, after many years working for the United Nations abroad. At the time, I joked with my new colleagues that wherever I go, disaster seems to follow. Little did we know that a few months later, the world would be facing an unprecedented global health emergency. COVID-19 […]

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Slovenia seeks FDI in renewable energy and ICT

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Slovenia seeks FDI in renewable energy and ICT

As Slovenia and Canada look to build back after COVID-19, both countries put a premium on the environment, sustainability and digital innovation. These are all areas where we can find new opportunities. COVID taught us how important it is to have business partners who are reliable, who share a compatible business culture and who subscribe […]

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Hungary: Pharma, food, IT and vehicles trade

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Hungary: Pharma, food, IT and vehicles trade

Hungary is one of the fastest-growing economies in the European Union. The central European country’s GDP grew by five per cent in 2019. It has one of the highest trade-to-GDP ratios in the world, at approximately 83 per cent, according to the World Bank. This indicates a robust dependence on world trade. Hungary is a […]

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Annual EU concert: ‘A strong Christmas tradition’

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Annual EU concert: ‘A strong Christmas tradition’

For the previous 12 years, the European Union had held an annual Christmas concert at Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral. It was always a seasonal celebration and a treasured gift to the city, so it would be sad to have COVID cancel it. The same was true of the EU Film Festival, which took place every […]

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