The European Union will present new deregulation proposals to Japan when the two sides hold ministerial-level meetings in Tokyo next Monday, a senior officials of the European Commission said Monday.Speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Ove Juul Joergensen, head of the Delegation of the European Commission in Japan, said, “The deregulation package will be a very comprehensive set of proposals, which have been worked out (by the commission) in close cooperation with member states and (interested) European companies.”Citing falling European exports and stagnant investment in Japan, Juul Joergensen said his commission hopes the meetings will provide an opportunity for member states to boost business chances in Japan.Deregulation is eyed particularly in mechanical engineering, insurance, construction material, computer software and environmental technologies, he said.The two sides will also work out ways to cooperate in international problems such as cross-border crime and drug trafficking, sexual abuse of women and children, cyber crimes, money laundering, electric commerce and the 2000 millennium bug, Juul Joergensen said.

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