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#EUJapan: Signed, sealed and nearly delivered – Europe shows its free-trade stripes

#EUJapan: Signed, sealed and nearly delivered – Europe shows its free-trade stripes

| July 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union and Japan have reached an agreement on the main elements of an EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (6 July). The bilateral trade agreement will be the largest ever concluded by the EU and for the first time include a specific commitment to the Paris climate agreement and is an important signal to the […]

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Commission declares agreement on EU-#Japan trade deal within reach

Commission declares agreement on EU-#Japan trade deal within reach

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union and Japan are close to reaching an agreement in principle on a free trade deal, the European Commission said on Monday (3 July), writes Robert-Jan Bartunek. “An agreement in principle between the EU and Japan is within reach,” a spokesman for the Commission told a regular press briefing. “We are hopeful, we […]

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Strengthening ties to #Japan in uncertain times

Strengthening ties to #Japan in uncertain times

The 18th round of negotiations on a trade agreement between the EU and Japan took place in Tokyo last week. This was the first round of talks since the leaders’ meeting in March between President Juncker, President Tusk and Prime Minister Abe, where they all affirmed our commitment to conclude these negotiations as early as […]

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#Japan PM Abe wants economic deal with EU soon

#Japan PM Abe wants economic deal with EU soon

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday(19 March) that the European Union and Japan should soon reach an economic deal, and stressed the importance of free trade to his country. “We must conclude an economic partnership agreement between Japan and the EU at an early time,” Abe said at the opening of the CeBIT technology […]

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Europe-#Asia relations become a priority in the age of #Trump

Europe-#Asia relations become a priority in the age of #Trump

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Asian governments are still trying to make sense of Donald Trump’s unpredictable approach to their region, writes Shada Islam. After lambasting both Tokyo and Beijing over their trade and currency policies, the new President of the United States has made constructive contact with the leaders of both Japan and China. But conflicting statements by American […]

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#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week Europol organized, together with Austria and Switzerland, the first international conference on jewellery robbery and burglary under a new umbrella project entitled ‘Diamond’. Hosted at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the event brought together more than 70 experts from almost all EU Member States, as well as third parties from Europe, Asia, the […]

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#China: Xi tells Trump co-operation is only choice

#China: Xi tells Trump co-operation is only choice

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President-elect Donald Trump that co-operation was the only choice for relations between the world’s two largest economies, with Trump saying the two had established a clear sense of mutual respect. Trump lambasted China throughout the US election campaign, drumming up headlines with his pledges to slap 45% tariffs on […]

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