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Commissioner Hogan on high-level mission to #Japan

Commissioner Hogan on high-level mission to #Japan

| May 10, 2019

Commissioner Phil Hogan (pictured) is visiting Japan to 11 May accompanied by a business delegation of 61 senior representatives from the European agri-food sector. The purpose of the visit is to promote European agricultural food and beverage exports to Japan to ensure that EU producers benefit to the fullest possible extent from the opportunities under the EU-Japan […]

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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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#Huawei cyber security transparency centre opens in Brussels

#Huawei cyber security transparency centre opens in Brussels

| March 5, 2019

Huawei opened their Cyber Security Transparency Centre today (5 March) in Brussels, with more than 200 representatives from regulators, telecom carriers, enterprises, and the media attending the event. Representatives from the European Union, the GSMA, and the World Economic Forum spoke at the opening ceremony. Trust in cyber security is a major challenge that the […]

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European Commission adopts adequacy decision on #Japan, creating the world’s largest area of #SafeDataFlows

European Commission adopts adequacy decision on #Japan, creating the world’s largest area of #SafeDataFlows

| January 25, 2019

The Commission has adopted its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis of strong protection guarantees. This is the last step in the procedure launched in September 2018, which included the opinion of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the agreement from a committee […]

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#EU, #Japan and #US meet in Washington D.C. to jointly address global trade-distortive practices

#EU, #Japan and #US meet in Washington D.C. to jointly address global trade-distortive practices

| January 11, 2019

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström (pictured) met in Washington with Hiroshige Seko, minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative as part of the trilateral talks launched in 2017 to address global issues such as trade-distortive practices on 9 January. The representatives of the EU, Japan and […]

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Parliament endorses landmark #EUFreeTradeAgreement with #Japan

Parliament endorses landmark #EUFreeTradeAgreement with #Japan

| December 12, 2018

The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU’s trade agreement with Japan, the largest bilateral trade deal ever negotiated by the EU. The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan, approved with 474 votes to 152 with 40 abstentions on Wednesday, will remove almost all custom duties adding up to €1 billion annually […]

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#EUJapanRelations – New trade agreement dawn of a new era

#EUJapanRelations – New trade agreement dawn of a new era

| December 5, 2018

Trade between the EU and Japan is set to receive a major boost ©AP images/European Union-EP  EU-Japan relations are set to receive a major lift with the signing of a major trade agreement and a strategic partnership. Although EU and Japan already enjoy good relations, they have agreed to upgrade their partnership against a background […]

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