EU-Japan Summit, 25 April 2019

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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.
Source Link https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-summit/2019/04/25/
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Commentary and Analysis
Politico, 26/04/2019: EU’s best Western ally is now in the east https://www.politico.eu/article/eus-best-western-ally-is-now-in-the-east/

News
EurActiv, 24/04/2019: Europe struggles to convince Japan on multilateral agenda https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/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 https://www.euronews.com/2019/04/25/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 https://p.dw.com/p/3HT60
The Japan Times, 26/04/2019: Abe implores EU leaders to avert no-deal Brexit and safeguard Japan's 'gateway to Europe' https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/04/26/national/politics-diplomacy/abe-implores-eu-leaders-avert-no-deal-brexit-safeguard-japans-gateway-europe/#.XMLiYdh7mUk
NHK News, 26/04/2019: Japan, EU support WTO reforms https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190426_13/
EurActiv, 26/04/2019: Japan’s Abe urges EU to avoid no-deal Brexit ‘by all means’ https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/japans-abe-urges-eu-to-avoid-no-deal-brexit-by-all-means/

Official
European Commission: Press Release, 25/04/2019: 26th EU-Japan Summit: Taking our strong partnership to a higher level http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-2248_en.htm
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 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-19-2272_fr.htm
European Council: Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-Japan summit in Brussels https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/04/25/remarks-by-president-donald-tusk-after-the-eu-japan-summit-in-brussels/
Joint statement of the 26th EU-Japan summit https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/04/25/joint-statement-of-the-26th-eu-japan-summit/

ESO Records
25th EU-Japan Summit, 17 July 2018 https://www.europeansources.info/record/eu-japan-summit-17-july-2018/

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