EU-Japan Summit, 25 April 2019

Publication Date 25/04/2019
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The 26th bilateral summit between Japan and the European Union was held on 25 April 2019. The agenda included the following items:

  • Review of the implementation of the EU-Japan free trade agreement;
  • Agreement on stepping up cooperation in a set of areas;
  • Discussion on preparations for the G20 summit, as well as foreign and security issues.
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Commentary and Analysis
Politico, 26/04/2019: EU’s best Western ally is now in the east

EurActiv, 24/04/2019: Europe struggles to convince Japan on multilateral agenda
Euronews, 25/04/2019: European Union and Japan prepare for Brussels summit as new trade deal underway
Deutsche Welle, 25/04/2019: Japan's prime minister talks trade with EU leaders
The Japan Times, 26/04/2019: Abe implores EU leaders to avert no-deal Brexit and safeguard Japan's 'gateway to Europe'
NHK News, 26/04/2019: Japan, EU support WTO reforms
EurActiv, 26/04/2019: Japan’s Abe urges EU to avoid no-deal Brexit ‘by all means’

European Commission: Press Release, 25/04/2019: 26th EU-Japan Summit: Taking our strong partnership to a higher level
European Commission: Déclaration du Président Juncker à la conférence de presse conjointe avec Shinzō Abe, Premier ministre du Japon, et Donald Tusk, Président du Conseil européen, à l'occasion du Sommet UE-Japon
European Council: Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-Japan summit in Brussels
Joint statement of the 26th EU-Japan summit

ESO Records
25th EU-Japan Summit, 17 July 2018

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