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 ...

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 ...