Visit of the President of the European Commission to Canada, March 2023

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Information Guide on the visit of the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen to Canada on 6-8 March 2023.

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Ms von der Leyen was hosted by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. During the visit, the Leaders drove progress on shared and urgent priorities, including maintaining a robust response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine; fighting climate change and accelerating clean innovation; pursuing energy security and sustainable economic growth; and promoting women's economic empowerment.

In this occasion, the European Commission President also addressed the Canadian Parliament.

Related Links
Deutsche Welle, 06/03/2023: Von der Leyen talks raw materials, Ukraine in Canada, US
CBC News, 07/03/2023: Poilievre attacks Canada's natural-gas policies as Europe says it wants hydrogen
Politico, 07/03/2023: Von der Leyen brings charm offensive to Canada
CBC News, 07/03/2023: European Commission president calls Canada a 'true friend' in address to Parliament
Euronews, 08/03/2023: Ursula von der Leyen in Canada for talks on renewable energy and Ukraine aid
EurActiv, 08/03/2023: From Canada, Von der Leyen urges ‘steadfast’ support for Ukraine

Canadian Government: International Relations: Canada and the European Union
EU EEAS: Delegation of the European Union to Canada
EU EEAS: Factsheet, May 2022: EU-Canada relations
European Commission: Press Release, 07/03/2023: Joint press release on Canada-EU relations
European Commission: Address by President von der Leyen at a joint session of the Canadian parliament (7 March 2023)

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