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COVID-19: The Swiss experience so far

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19: The Swiss experience so far

In Switzerland, the first case of COVID-19 was identified Feb. 25 and the first case of community transmission came on March 2. As of May 29, there were approximately 31,000 confirmed cases with a death toll of 1,700 out of a population of 8 million. That makes Switzerland one of the most affected countries in […]

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More trade with Mali is welcome

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
More trade with Mali is welcome

Mali is at a crossroad of civilizations — a country rich in history and home to diverse cultures. Most often known for its legendary city, Tombouctou, Mali is a country of commerce and was, for a long time, at the heart of major trans-Saharan trade. Mali occupies a strategic geographical position in the heart of […]

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Japan and Canada should amp up trade

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Japan and Canada should amp up trade

Japan and Canada have a longstanding friendly relationship and share universal values such as freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. We are confident that Japan could be the best bridge-builder between Canada and the Indo-Pacific region. Last year, Japan and Canada celebrated the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two countries. […]

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Cuba: An open door to investment and trade

Cuba: An open door to investment and trade

Since the beginning of the 1960s, Cuba’s economy has been slowed down by the economic blockade imposed by the U.S. government, which, due to its extraterritorial scope, affects not only the functioning of Cuba itself, but also its foreign relations. As such, the Cuban economy and its links with the outside world have operated and […]

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Europeans do a good turn during COVID lockdown

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Europeans do a good turn during COVID lockdown

In an effort to highlight their unity and solidarity with European values, several of the embassies from EU member states, along with the EU delegation, volunteered for Food for Thought on Europe Day. “Europe Day is on May 9,” Brice de Schietere said in a statement about the event. “It had to be different this […]

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COVID-19 changes everything for War Child

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19 changes everything for War Child

The COVID-19 pandemic represents an existential threat to countries already responding to the consequences of war and conflict. In particular, displaced people and host communities all over the world are at heightened risk as the virus continues to spread. Uganda, for example, hosts more than 1.4 million refugees, making it the largest refugee-hosting country in […]

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COVID-19: ‘There was no reason to think [Canada would] be spared in a major way’

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19: ‘There was no reason to think [Canada would] be spared in a major way’

Mona Nemer is the chief science adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as to the minister of science and cabinet. She’s charged with ensuring that science factors into policy decisions and that government science is available to the public. Prior to taking on this role in 2017, after Canada had been without a […]

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COVID will dampen our economic future

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID will dampen our economic future

As the coronavirus took its toxic flight around the globe and the health crisis in many countries — developed and developing alike — deepened, many pundits forecast that globalization was finally lurching to an ignominious end. “Davos Man will need rebranding,” one commentator cheekily observed in Forbes business magazine, arguing that the crisis was forcing […]

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Taiwan’s participation: A matter of life and death

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Taiwan’s participation: A matter of life and death

When crises strike, global co-operation becomes more important than ever. The most pressing issues of our time — climate change, fighting transnational crime and global conflict resolution — are all problems of international significance, and are therefore problems that require international co-operation. Such is particularly the case with the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that originated […]

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Uruguay: Digital age trade partnerships

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Uruguay: Digital age trade partnerships

When we think about trade, we tend to think about the exchange of goods. We imagine containers, a port, warehouses and trucks. In the case of the trade relations between Canada and Uruguay, we could picture packages of frozen Uruguayan grass-fed beef coming to the port of Montreal and being transferred to trucks en route […]

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