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EU, Canada strike free trade deal

Oct 18 2013, 5:36pm CDT | by IANS

Brussels, Oct 19 (IANS) The European Union (EU) and Canada Friday reached an agreement on their free trade deal, aimed at boosting the two sides' economic growth.

Brussels, Oct 19 — The European Union (EU) and Canada Friday reached an agreement on their free trade deal, aimed at boosting the two sides' economic growth. European Commission President Jose...

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EU, Canada strike free trade deal

Oct 18 2013, 5:36pm CDT | by IANS

Brussels, Oct 19 (IANS) The European Union (EU) and Canada Friday reached an agreement on their free trade deal, aimed at boosting the two sides' economic growth.

Brussels, Oct 19 — The European Union (EU) and Canada Friday reached an agreement on their free trade deal, aimed at boosting the two sides' economic growth.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper reached a political agreement on the key elements of the free trade agreement, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), reported Xinhua citing a European Commission release.

Barroso described the agreement as "highly ambitious" and "great importance" for the EU's economy.

"Canada is one of the most advanced economies in the world. This agreement will provide significant new opportunities for companies in the EU and in Canada by increasing market access for goods and services and providing new opportunities for European investors," Barroso said.

"It will be the basis for gaining a strong foothold in the North American market and so provide a catalyst for growth and the creation of jobs in Europe," he added.

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht commented that it has been a real challenge to reach this agreement, and it's a real first when it comes to a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between two mature economies.

It will be the first free trade agreement between the EU and a G8 country.

According to the EU, the agreement is expected to increase bilateral trade in goods and services by 23 percent, or 26 billion euros (about $35 billion). The overall benefits of the agreement are expected to raise the level of the EU's annual GDP by some 12 billion euros a year.

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Russia ‘practically in a state of war against Europe’ over Ukraine, EU leaders warn

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Russia is “practically in a state of war against Europe,” with the crisis in Ukraine rapidly approaching “the point of no return,” EU leaders warned Saturday night. At a summit in Brussels, they met to discuss toughened economic sanctions on Moscow, specifically targeting Russia’s finances, oligarchs linked to Vladimir Putin and the country’s vast mineral wealth. Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuania’s president and a staunch critic of Mr. Putin, ...
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EU to Toughen Sanctions, Barroso Says

Aug 30 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: WSJ.com: Europe Home

European Union leaders will agree to new sanctions on Russia, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said, following what he called "the fu ...
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