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Japan and EU eye early start to free trade deal

Business Oct 19, 2018

Japan and EU eye early start to free trade deal

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday vowed utmost efforts to conclude their domestic procedures so a bilateral free trade agreement can be put into force at an early date, with the end of the year given as a ...

Trump and EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker agree to ease trade tensions

Business Jul 26, 2018

Trump and EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker agree to ease trade tensions

U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday moved to defuse the festering trade dispute between the two major economies, agreeing to reduce tariffs and other barriers. Germany's economy minister described the agreement — which means Washington will not follow through ...

World / Politics Oct 7, 2017

Merkel, European Commission leader Juncker discuss Catalan crisis

In a sign of growing unease over potential disruption across Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker discussed the Catalan crisis in a phone call, an EU official said Saturday. The call signals fresh concern over a possible declaration of ...

EU leaders to call for trade deal with Japan by end of year

Business Oct 19, 2016

EU leaders to call for trade deal with Japan by end of year

European Union leaders plan to call for accelerated negotiations to reach a free trade agreement with Japan "by the end of the year" when they meet this week, according to a draft statement seen by Kyodo News. In the statement, dated Monday, the leaders ask ...

Japan, EU to hold summit on May 29 in Tokyo: sources

National / Politics Apr 11, 2015

Japan, EU to hold summit on May 29 in Tokyo: sources

Japan and the European Union will hold an annual summit on May 29 in Tokyo to discuss their potential free trade agreement and security cooperation, diplomatic sources said Saturday. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini ...

Editorials Jul 13, 2014

'A bad day for Europe'

When British Prime Minister David Cameron denounced the nomination of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, Cameron made himself look either ineffectual or petulant to fellow Britons.