Japan, EU leaders agree to accelerate free trade talks

May 4, 2016

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union leaders have agreed to expedite negotiations for a free trade deal and reach a broad accord by the end of the year, Japanese officials said. Abe shared the view in a meeting Tuesday with Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, the executive branch of the 28-member bloc, they said.

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Topics: IMPORT TARIFFS

Regions: JAPAN ASIA-PACIFIC EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Authors: THE JAPAN TIMES

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