EU and Japan to agree free trade deal
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.
The EU will be represented by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. Japan will be represented by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
EU-Japan free trade 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 (background information)
- A new EU trade agreement with Japan (European Commission)
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.
Regional and foreign policy 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.