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#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

| October 9, 2019

Operation HYGIEA: Approximatively 200,000 pieces of counterfeit perfumes, toothpastes, cosmetics, 120 tonnes of counterfeit detergents, shampoos, diapers as well as more than 4.2 million of other counterfeit goods (battery cells, footwear, toys, tennis balls, shavers, electronic devices, etc.), 77 million cigarettes and 44 tonnes of counterfeit water pipe tobacco have been seized by the Asian […]

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#SecurityUnion: EU opens negotiations with Japan on transfer of #PassengerNameRecord (PNR) data

#SecurityUnion: EU opens negotiations with Japan on transfer of #PassengerNameRecord (PNR) data

| September 28, 2019

As announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Europa Connectivity Forum: EU-Asia Connectivity, the European Commission has recommended that the Council authorize the start of negotiations for an EU-Japan Agreement to allow the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data in order to prevent and combat terrorism and serious transnational crime. The Agreement will set […]

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#Euro falls to a 16-month low on gloomy outlook; #Pound sinks

#Euro falls to a 16-month low on gloomy outlook; #Pound sinks

| September 3, 2019

The euro plunged to a 16-month low on Monday (2 September) as the impact of Washington and Beijing’s trade war on the European economy dominated investor sentiment while the pound tanked on speculation that Britain may be headed for a general election, writes Saikat Chatterjee. Germany’s export-dependent manufacturing sector remained in contraction in August as […]

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EU and #Japan select first #ErasmusMundus Joint Master Programmes

EU and #Japan select first #ErasmusMundus Joint Master Programmes

| August 1, 2019

The European Commission has announced the results of the call for proposals for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Partnerships with Japan launched in October 2018. The Commission and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology have selected three programmes offered by international consortia involving leading universities. Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics said: “In […]

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Geopolitics of trade frictions between #Japan and #SouthKorea

Geopolitics of trade frictions between #Japan and #SouthKorea

| July 23, 2019

On 4 July, the Japanese government announced tighter controls on the export of semiconductor materials to South Korea and threatened to exclude South Korea from the ‘white list’ of trusted trade partners. The move could hit South Korea’s economy hard, as South Korea’s economy relies heavily on the manufacturing industry, write Chen Gong and Yu […]

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Strengthening EU-Japan co-operation in artificial intelligence, research and innovation

Strengthening EU-Japan co-operation in artificial intelligence, research and innovation

European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip and Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas met Japan’s Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Takuya Hirai. They discussed new opportunities to strengthen co-operation, building on the joint statement of the 26th EU-Japan summit, which took place on 25 April. More specifically, Vice-President Ansip and Minister Hirai discussed how to promote a human-centric […]

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