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Abe, Juncker sign connectivity partnership

On 27 September 2019, Jean-Claude Juncker and Shinzo Abe signed a connectivity partnership designed to boost cooperation between the EU and Japan on infrastructure projects. 

Building on its Connectivity Strategy of last September, Juncker said the EU wanted to do more with Asia and specifically Japan, a likeminded country. He praised Japan’s contribution to the rules-based international order and said that there were limitless possibilities to future cooperation.

Abe welcomed the EU’s initiative and said that Japan shared the EU’s approach to promoting rules-based connectivity that is sustainable across the board – fiscally, economically, socially and environmentally.

 

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EU-China improve multi trade system

Can the EU and China improve the multilateral trade system without the United States?

By John Farnell

The disruptive approach of the United States towards international economic relations has changed the way that China and the EU talk to each other about the rules of trade. This is not surprising: international trade is more important to these two mega-economies than to the United States.

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Gender Equality and empowerment

The EU-Asia Centre organized an event with the EEAS on 26 November on ‘the role of gender equality and women’s empowerment in sustainable development’ 

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The Future of Hong Kong

On 10 December, the EU-Asia Centre and Belgium Hong Kong Society co-hosted a lively panel discussion on the future of Hong Kong.

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We are a think tank dedicated to promoting closer relations between the EU and Asia.

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