Update & UBC German Club
If you read my “Editor Elke” message, you have seen that the German-Canadian Chamber of Commerce has shut their Vancouver Office down as of December 2012. In Vancouver, you still have the opportunity to read their newsletter: http:// kanada.ahk.de/en/media/current-newsletter/ or to look at their online list of members from Montreal & Toronto. Just for fun, I opened up a “German Business Society” page on Facebook, where I am the only member! Please join me there. https:// www.facebook.com/GermanBusinessSociety?bookmark_t=page
In Alberta, meanwhile, the University of Calgary was the venue for the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Elysee Treaty signed between France & Germany on January 22nd, 1963, which signalled a new era of constructive Franco-German relations, forming the basis for a United Europe. Consul general Sitz & his French colleage gave a combined radio interview in Vancouver. Mr. Hubertus Liebrecht, the Honorary Consul of Germany in Calgary, and his colleague Mr. Jean-Charles Bou, Consul General of the French Consulate both gave remarks. UBC will host a similar celebration on April 9th.
France & Germany are each other’s closest and most important political, economic and cultural partners. The Elysee Treaty, signed on January 22nd, 1963 by the French President, General de Gaulle, and the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, remains the cornerstone of French-German cooperation, which is the main engine of the EU. (the 2 countries represent 33% of the EU population, 36% of the Budget, 37% of the GDP, 31% of the voting rights) May 9th, 1950, the Schuman Declaration became the founding act...
Consul general Herrmann Sitz happy about this new picture of “Dirndl girls promoting soccer” now showing the way to the entrance of the German Consulate!
The Ambassadors of the EU from France & Germany with spouses