Canada and the EU wish to increase their cooperation as well as international significance. In forging a strong foreign policy relationship, Canada must take into account that for external relations; EU decision-making can be highly complicated differing significantly from traditional nation-states. From the EU-side, Canada must not be neglected due to its small population and proximity to the U.S. Thus far, the two parties have achieved some highly positive results in their international cooperation including: international conflict management; the reinforcement of international law; promotion of human rights; and promoting multilateral or international regimes to address global security concerns. For more information please visit the Research Cluster Description on the Strategic Knowledge Cluster Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue website.