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EU trade commissioner elected EU foreign minister

The German media outlet Deutsche Welle (‘German Wave’) is reporting on world reaction to the election of Belgian President Herman Van Rompuy and British European Union politician Catherine Ashton as the EU’s first president and foreign minister respectively.

While no Canadian reaction is mentioned in the article, it should be noted that the new EU foreign minister was the European trade commissioner negotiating the Canada-EU free trade deal.
For Council of Canadians analysis on the Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, please go to http://canadians.org/trade/issues/EU/index.html.

To respond to our ACTION ALERT: Release the Canada-EU trade deal text!, go to http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=2191.

The Deutsche Welle article is at http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4911213,00.html.