French Presidency of the EU in Canada in 2008

Events in Canada :


- The President of the Republic, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, attended the European Union-Canada Summit (Quebec, October 17, 2008)

The summit focused on strengthening economic partnership between the EU and Canada.

- Governor General meets with the Ambassadors of the European Union

Her excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and her spouse, Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, were guests of honour at a lunch at the residency of the French Ambassador held by the French Presidency of the European Union (Ottawa, October 27, 2008).

- European Union Film Festival 2008

The 2008 edition of the festival took place in Vancouver, November 28 - December 10 and in the National Capital Region, November 14 - 30, 2008.

- European Union Christmas Concert

The European Commission delegation and the Diplomatic Missions of the European Union Member States invited you to attend a Christmas Concert (Ottawa, December 5, 2008)

- Europe and the Defense : Speech by Colonel Verney (Defense Attaché- Ambassade de France)

"It is my great pleasure to be here today in Kingston, and a great honour to present to this distinguished audience, the goals of the French presidency and in particular, the reinforcement of the European capabilities"

- "A Canadian journalist at the European Union?"

The French Presidency of the EU had the pleasure to invite members of the media for a luncheon on Canadian media coverage of the European Union (Ottawa, December5, 2008)

- Conclusion of the French Presidency of the European Union

A reception was held at the Embassy of France to celebrate the conclusion of the French Presidency of the European Union (Ottawa, December 12, 2008)

- Cultural calendar (in French)

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