About: Shinzo Abe

Global Europe 14-06-2019

Tensions surge as US accuses Iran of Gulf of Oman tanker ‘attacks’

Washington accused Iran of carrying out attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday (13 June), escalating tensions across the region.
Brexit 10-01-2019

Clogs gift for EU medicines agency’s Brexit move

Dutch officials handed over a pair of clogs and the keys to the European Medicines Agency's temporary base in Amsterdam on Wednesday (9 January) as the watchdog prepares to leave London after Brexit.
Global Europe 08-06-2018

Trump attacks EU and Canada on trade amid backlash ahead of G7 summit

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group's 42-year history, as US President Donald Trump's "America First" policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms.
Economy & Jobs 06-07-2017

EU, Japan pledge to tie the trade knot within months

The European Union and Japan have agreed the broad lines of a trade deal on Thursday (6 July), promising to iron out the last details within months.
G20 06-07-2017

EU, Japan officials seal trade agreement, sending messages to Trump

Japan and the European Union should agree Thursday (6 July) to a free trade pact that could be completed within months, after senior officials removed final snags to a political deal intended as a signal to US President Donald Trump.
Economy & Jobs 30-06-2017

Malmström in Tokyo to clinch trade deal in time for G20

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker dispatched the EU's top trade officials to Tokyo Thursday (29 June) for crucial talks to seal a long-awaited deal with Japan.
Future EU 26-05-2017

Trump scolding shadows most difficult G7 ‘in years’

US President Donald Trump, fresh from scolding Europe over military spending, slammed "bad" behaviour in trade by Germany as acrimony dogged the start of annual G7 summit talks on Friday (26 May).
Global Europe 26-05-2017

Rows threaten to derail ‘toughest G7 in years’

G7 leaders met on Friday (26 May) with divisions on trade and climate change, and fresh friction surrounding Donald Trump, threatening to undermine a show of unity against jihadist terrorism.
Economy & Jobs 20-03-2017

Back home after icy Trump meeting, Merkel calls for open markets

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a staunch joint defence of free trade yesterday (19 March), as the United States pushes towards greater protectionism.
Future EU 20-03-2017

Post-Brexit ‘member states will fall in love with each other again’, insists Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is not worried about other EU countries following the United Kingdom out of the EU because Brexit will show them "it's not worth leaving". He also warned that a trade war is not in the interests of either Brussels or Washington.
Defence policy 24-02-2017

Trump suddenly likes the EU?

Donald Trump expressed support for the European Union on Thursday (23 February), which is surprising against the background previous remarks.
Trade & Society 24-01-2017

Europe moves to pick up free trade scraps as Trump ditches TPP

President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal yesterday (23 January) as Europe sniffed a chance to pick up the free trade the US is turning its back on.
Trade & Society 05-01-2017

Tokyo targets EU trade deal by end of 2017

The Japanese government plans to accelerate talks with the EU, aiming to sign a free trade deal with the bloc this year, according to Japanese news outlet NHK. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Brexit 21-09-2016

In maiden UN speech, May says UK not turning away from the world

British Prime Minister Theresa May told leaders yesterday (20 September) that her country will not turn away from the world after the shock vote to leave the European Union, seeking to allay fears over the future unity of the West.
Global Europe 01-09-2016

Japan woos Russia with deeper economic ties

Japan is hoping the lure of deeper economic ties with Russia will strengthen strategic relations in the face of a rising China, but sceptics question whether the approach will generate a breakthrough in a decades-old territorial dispute.
Global Europe 15-07-2016

World leaders condemn Nice attack, call it ‘cowardly’

Sympathy and condemnation for the Bastille Day attack in Nice dominated the opening of an Asia Europe summit in Mongolia today (15 July), drawing attention away from Beijing's rejection of a tribunal ruling dismissing its extensive South China Sea claims.
Euro & Finance 04-05-2016

Tusk urges Greek debt deal ‘very soon’

Council President Donald Tusk urged the eurozone yesterday (3 May) to swiftly close talks on fresh reform measures for debt-hit Greece, saying it would help global economic stability.
Trade & Society 18-11-2015

EU-Japan FTA: Why negotiations are far from over

Hopes that the three year-old negotiations between the EU and Japan towards a free trade agreement could be finalised by the end of this year are fading, writes Iana Dreyer.
Global Europe 28-09-2015

UN Security Council reform back in the limelight

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with her Brazilian, Indian and Japanese counterparts to discuss the issue of permanent membership on the UN Security Council. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 05-08-2015

Renzi hopes to push through EU-Japan trade deal this year

The Italian prime minister believes the EU and Japan could finalise a free trade deal by the end of the year. EURACTIV Italy reports
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Europe's East 07-05-2014

EU, Japan warn Russia not to deepen Ukraine crisis

During the 22nd EU-Japan Summit in Brussels, EU and Japanese leaders called on Russia on Wednesday to refrain from deepening the crisis in Ukraine and threatened Moscow with more sanctions
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Global Europe 07-05-2014

EU, Japan seek trade deal by 2015

Japan and the EU agreed on Wednesday to try to wrap-up free-trade negotiations next year, as EU leaders met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Brussels for the 22nd EU-Japan Summit.

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