EU – League of Arab States Summit : Leaders from both sides will seek to strengthen Arab-European ties.

The Arab League was founded in 1945, has 22 members and four observer members: Europeans and Arabs have a long and rich history of cultural, economic, commercial and political exchanges. Brazil, Eritrea, India and Venezuela. Turkey and Iran have also both expressed their desire to join as observers, but their requests were delayed due to political problems with other Arab states, especially Iraq, Egypt and Syria.. [English] [Türkçe]


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EU – Japan Summit: Conclusions…


EU and Japan agree a historic free and fair trade deal!

☀ Leaders reached a political agreement in principle on two landmark agreements, the Economic Partnership Agreement and the Strategic Partnership Agreement, which will bring huge benefits to the populations of both the European Union and Japan

The depth of this agreement goes beyond free trade. It makes a statement about the future of open and fair trade in today’s world. It sets the standard for others. As far as we are concerned, there is no protection in protectionism. Only by working together will we be able to set global standards when it comes to safety, environmental or consumer protection said the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.

☀ Before attending the G20 Hamburg Summit tomorrow EU and Japan discussed their cooperation in other important areas, including on joint efforts to address the global threat of climate change and other international challenges.

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EU-Japan Summit, 06/07/2017


To announce a political agreement on the EU – Japan free trade agreement and the Strategic partnership agreement

☯ The EU-Japan summit will take place on 6 July in Brussels. At the summit, leaders are expected to announce a political agreement on the EU-Japan free trade agreement and the EU-Japan strategic partnership agreement.

☯ EU and Japan leaders are expected to announce a political agreement on the EU-Japan free trade agreement and the EU-Japan strategic partnership agreement.

§ EU trade agreements

§ A new EU trade agreement with Japan

☯ Leaders will discuss measures to strengthen the EU-Japan partnership on security. Ongoing cooperation on counter-terrorism will be intensified, focussing on capacity building with third countries, tackling terrorism financing and foreign terrorist fighters. Leaders will also discuss cooperation in the fields of energy, science and technology, development, import restrictions and data protection.

☯ Leaders will stress their commitment to promote an open and fair global economy and refrain from all forms of protectionism. EU and Japan leaders will highlight their commitment to the full implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate. They will also reaffirm their commitment to strengthen their cooperation on migration issues.

☯ Leaders will address recent developments in EU’s and Japan’s respective neighbourhoods, including the situation in the Korean peninsula. Leaders will also discuss the situation in Ukraine, Syria, as well as in the East and South China seas.

§ Sommet UE-Japon, 06/07/2017:
l’Accord de libre-échange et l’accord de partenariat stratégique entre l’UE et le Japon.


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Delicate Visit of Erdogan to Brussels!

Elections, PKK, Syria, Russia, Refugee Crisis & Relations with EU on the Agenda.



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