RSSDiplomatica

Lebanon: Where trade opportunities abound

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lebanon: Where trade opportunities abound

Lebanon is strategically located at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and is characterized by a free market economy with the most liberal investment climate in the Middle East region. Despite its challenging regional environment and the recent economic stress, the government recently announced a new […]

Continue Reading

Addressing a problem head-on

| October 31, 2020 | 1 Comment
Addressing a problem head-on

Two diplomatic spouses in Ottawa have been busy making masks since COVID-19 hit in March. “I was doing some research and the more I read, the scarier it was,” says Inara Eihenbauma, wife of Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums, about the pandemic. “Then I started asking what one could do. I decided I could make face […]

Continue Reading

SchoolBOX: With education, anything is possible

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
SchoolBOX: With education, anything is possible

Like many young children in Nicaragua, Robinson didn’t like going to school. He did not want to learn in a dirty and structurally unsound classroom, and often found it difficult to follow what the teacher was saying. When a group of international volunteers with the Canadian charity SchoolBOX first met Robinson in 2010, he was […]

Continue Reading

Immigration, trade, investment: The ingredients for growth

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Immigration, trade, investment: The ingredients for growth

Before joining the Business Council of Canada in 2018, Goldy Hyder was president and CEO of Hill + Knowlton Strategies Canada, a communications firm. Prior to that, he was director of policy for former prime minister Joe Clark. A regular commentator in the Canadian media, he hosts the Speaking of Business podcast, which invites innovators, […]

Continue Reading

Wholesale corruption causing a democracy deficit

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Wholesale corruption causing a democracy deficit

When Canadian foreign minister François-Philippe Champagne touched down in Beirut in late August to survey the damage from the disastrous explosion that killed hundreds, injured thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless, he had a clear message for Lebanese President Michel Aoun: Canadian aid would be contingent on “real reforms” to the country’s political system. […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading