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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the webpages of the Delegation for relations with Canada, which I have the honour to chair.

Our delegation is one of the oldest in the European Parliament, bearing testimony to the long-standing partnership between Canada and the European Union.

We are now entering a new phase of our relationship, following the signature of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). These landmark agreements open new opportunities to upgrade our already close economic and political relations.

The Delegation for relations with Canada closely follows the developments in our bilateral relations.

In addition to annual inter-parliamentary meetings with our counterparts in the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association of the Parliament of Canada, we hold regular meetings in the European Parliament.

Our delegation also intends to deepen and intensify our dialogue with the Parliament of Canada, as noted in the joint statement adopted during the 38th EU-Canada inter-parliamentary meeting on 22 June, 2017.

You are welcome to follow our activities on this website.

Bernd Kölmel

Latest news

25-06-2019 16:35
The 40th Inter-Parliamentary meeting (IPM) took place in Strasbourg on 14 March 2019. The Members of the Canadian House of Commons and the European Parliament had rich exchanges of views in two working sessions. In the first working session, Members debated recent political developments in the EU and Canada (such as EP and Canadian elections, including migration and environment/climate change and Brexit). During the second one, they dealt with Trade (CETA implementation and USMCA/trade relationship with the US). A joint statement was also signed by the Co-Presidents after the meeting.