U.s. Relations With United Kingdom

The other major donor to IFI is the European Union. Bilateral Economic Relations The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union and a major international trading power. The United Kingdom is one of the largest markets for U.S. goods exports and one of the largest suppliers of U.S. imports. The United States and the United Kingdom share the world’s largest bilateral foreign direct investment partnerships. The United Kingdom is a large source of foreign tourists visiting the United States. It participates in the Visa Waiver Program, which allows nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for certain business or tourism purposes for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. The United Kingdom’s Membership in International Organizations The United Kingdom and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, G-20, G-8, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization. The United Kingdom also is an observer to the Organization of American States. Bilateral Representation The U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom is Matthew Barzun ; other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department’s Key Officers List . The United Kingdom maintains an embassy in the United States at 3100 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008; tel.

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The British broadcaster BBC is yet to determine the method and mechanism it will use to select its 2014 Eurovision Song Contest entry and representative. Further details regarding UK’s 2014 Eurovision plans will be released in due course. In 2013 Bonnie Tyler was selected to represent the United Kingdom via an internal selection with her entry Believe in me. The United Kingdom debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and has won the event a total of 5 times (1967, 1969, 1976,19881 and 1997). The UK also holds the record of being the country with the most 2nd places in the contest , achieving the runner up position a total of 15 times. We must not forget that the United Kingdom also holds the record of hosting the contest a total of 8 times: London 1960, 1963, 1968, 1977, Edinburgh 1972, Brighton 1974, Harrogate 1982 and Birmingham 1998. The UK has only missed one contest since their debut in 1957, notably the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest. The Brits have been competing in Europe’s favourite television show religiously every year since 1959. Sweden, Denmark , Finland , Norway, France, Albania , Iceland, Ireland, San Marino, Georgia , Switzerland, The Netherlands, Estonia , Malta, Russia, Germany, Austria , FYR Macedonia , Montenegro, Belgium , Spain ,United Kingdom and Latvia have all confirmed their participation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest next year in Denmark . Whilst Italy, Belarus , Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovenia have said they will most likely be in the competition. Who will follow into Bonnie Tyler’s footsteps and represent the United Kingdom at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest? Stay tuned to Esctoday.com for the latest information.

Eurovision 2014: United Kingdom confirms participation

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ET MTY franchises Mucho Burrito in the United Kingdom Text TSX Trading Symbol: “MTY” MONTREAL, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – MTY Food Group Inc. (“MTY” or the “Company”) (TSX: MTY) announced today that it is making inroads into England and United Kingdom with its Mucho Burrito Mexican brand which is set to open its first restaurant later this year in Brighton England. The Montreal-based firm has signed an area master development agreement with a master franchisee to develop the brand in Kent & East & West Sussex England. “We’re incredibly excited about expanding the Mucho Burrito brand in the England & United Kingdom marketplace and continuing to feed the local appetite with our fresh gourmet spin on Mexican food,” said MTY Food Group’s chief development officer Sean Black. “We look forward to bringing our upscale offering to local guests and further positioning ourselves as the premier concept in the Mexican category.” The new master development Franchise has been licensed to W & W Burrito Development Ltd and operated by Hugh Wastnage & Martin Wylie. Described as “Mucho food with Mucho quality,” Mucho Burrito provides guests with an unmatched flavour experience by offering fresh and authentic Mexican food in a contemporary and casual setting. Featuring a “no rules” menu enhanced by the scent of spices and seasonings, roasted vegetables and charbroiled and braised meats, each meal is made to order in front of guests with authentic recipes and fresh ingredients made daily. Guests can choose from a variety of menu selections including hand-rolled burritos, tacos and quesadillas, as well as nacho plates, salads and a selection of custom “Johnny Mucho” sauces. Certain information in this News Release may constitute “forward-looking” information that involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties, future expectations and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. When used in this News Release, this information may include words such as “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “expect”, “believe”, “plan” and other terminology. This information reflects current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speaks only as of the date of this News Release. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances. Additional information is available in the Company’s Management Discussion and Analysis, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. On Behalf of the Board of Directors of MTY Food Group Inc.