Joint Statement by the Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission on reaching a date for the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Joint Statement by the Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission on reaching a date for the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Canada NewsWire

HAMBURG, Germany, July 8, 2017 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, today issued the following joint statement:

“The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement marks a new chapter in the relationship between the European Union (EU) and Canada.

“It is by opening up to each other, by working closely with those who share the same values that we will shape and harness globalisation.

“It is important that our companies and citizens, the real winners with this agreement, start reaping its benefits without further ado.

“Both at the EU level and in Canada, the necessary steps were taken to ratify the agreement.

“Meeting at the G20 in Hamburg, reconfirming our joint commitment to the rules-based international trading system, we agreed to set the date of September 21, 2017 to start the provisional application of the agreement, thus allowing for all the necessary implementing measures to be taken before that date.

“The agreement will now be provisionally applied and will enter definitively into force once the parliaments in all Member States of the EU ratify the text according to their respective domestic constitutional requirements.”

This document is also available at http://pm.gc.ca

 

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Members of European Parliament Condemn Armenian Shelling that Resulted in Civilian Deaths

Members of European Parliament Condemn Armenian Shelling that Resulted in Civilian Deaths

PR Newswire

STRASBOURG, France, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

We, the undersigned Members of the European Parliament, strongly condemn the murders of Allahverdiyeva Sahiba Idris (age 51) and Guliyeva Zahra Elnur (age 2) on the evening of July 4 by Armenian armed forces. The indiscriminate killing of civilians, women and children is unacceptable in any circumstances and must be stopped immediately.

It has emerged that this killing was the result of a mortar and grenade attack committed by Armenian armed personnel against Azerbaijani unarmed civilians in the village of Alkanli in the Fuzuli province. There is no justification for such a grave, heinous crime and we call for an immediate investigation into the acts and a full, criminal investigation launched to identify and prosecute the culprits. 

We call for a cessation of all military operation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. Violence and the escalation of aggressive action can only lead to further conflict and loss of life of innocents. Such thoughtless provocations and destruction is dangerous for the stability of the entire region of the South Caucasus.

Furthermore, we call on the Armenian and Azerbaijani governments to renew and accelerate negotiations in order to find a peaceful, stable and sustainable solution for the withdrawal of Armenian troops from Azerbaijani territories.

We also wish to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to assure than of our thought and prayers go with them.

Sincerely,

Norica Nicolai, European Parliament rapporteur for Azerbaijan

Ryszard Czarnecki, Vice-president of the European Parliament

Kosma Zlotowski, Member of the Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee

SOURCE Office of Norica Nicolai

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis Joins DOC Research Institute Board

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis Joins DOC Research Institute Board

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BERLIN, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) is pleased to announce the nomination of Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis to its Supervisory Board. This occurs on the first anniversary of the Institute’s launch in Germany, and on the 15th anniversary of the creation of the Dialogue of Civilizations World Public Forum.

The renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist, Princess Gloria has led diverse Thurn und Taxis enterprises for decades, and in 2006 re-founded the Women’s Congregation of Mary in the city of Regensburg. A major focus of the Princess’ work is the preservation and care of cultural heritage. She was integral in establishing the Palace Musical Festival, the Christmas market, and in opening the Princely Treasure Chamber to the public. In 2014, the Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer awarded the Bayerischer Verdienstorden (Bavarian Order of Merit) to Princess Gloria for her numerous social initiatives.

The Princess joins the Supervisory Board of the DOC Research Institute, which also includes: Fred Dallmayr, Vladimir Fortov, Alfred Gusenbauer, Vaclav Klaus, Armen Sarkissian, Peter W. Schulze, Walter Schwimmer, Ruben Vardanyan, Andrea Von Knoop, Li Xin, and Vladimir Yakunin.

Today, on the occasion of its first anniversary, the DOC has organised a Round-table discussion about Protecting Cultural Heritage in Berlin. Experts from all over the world, including Iraq, Germany, Russia, India, and the United Kingdom will debate the social and cultural regression taking place in war-torn regions like Bamiyan or Palmyra. The experts will discuss reasons and solutions for protecting cultural heritage.

The DOC Research Institute is an independent, non-partisan organisation, not sponsored by any government, that has its roots in the UN agenda on Dialogue Among Civilizations, adopted in 2001.

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