The new EU-Japan pact is being touted as the world's biggest trade agreement: 600 million consumers between Europe and Japan, and slashing tarrifs by 90 percent. Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President, said at the signing in Tokyo that he expects trade to increase by about a quarter between the two sides. … [Read more...] about Leaders say EU-Japan pact protects workers
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“I am more than sceptical toward those who say that the future of Europe lies in further enlargement when we can’t find agreement between 28 nations,” French President Emmanuel Macron said earlier this week amid frustrations over finding candidates for the EU top jobs. … [Read more...] about EU-Western Balkans summit: Is enlargement in sight?
BackgroundOne of the key features of a second generation co-operation agreement is that it allows the respective competition authorities to exchange confidential information acquired during investigations, e.g., through requests for information or on-site inspections, without having to obtain prior consent or waivers from the company that provided the information. Such exchanges of information were endorsed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in its 2014 Recommendation Concerning International Co-operation on Competition Investigations and Proceedings. … [Read more...] about Enhanced Sharing of Antitrust Evidence: New EU/Japan Cooperation Agreement
EU officials admit they need to do more to counter the narrative of Chinese generosity in eastern Europe, pointing out that in fact the bloc's funding to the same area of 230 billion euros dwarfs what Beijing has invested in the same period -- 600 million euros. … [Read more...] about EU And Japan Ink Plan To Bypass China’s ‘New Silk Road’
But there are still disagreements between the two parties - these include the issue of climate change; the trade deal between the two is the first of its kind to recognise a need to follow the terms of the 2015 Paris climate change accord. … [Read more...] about European Union and Japan prepare for Brussels summit as new trade deal underway