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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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In Privacy We Trust - Can Europe Lead in AI?

By Antti Tulonen

30 September 2019

The EU should not emulate the lax regulatory approach of China or the US to compete, but to leverage its pioneering privacy rules as a competitive advantage.

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China’s Defence White paper

26 July 2019

On 24 July, the Chinese government released its latest white paper on defence, updating the 2011 document, published before President Xi took office. 

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The Gulf and EU-Asia Connectivity

On 15 October the EU Asia Centre and the Bussola Institute co-hosted a seminar focusing on the role of Gulf States in connectivity strategies linking Europe and Asia in the changing geopolitical situation. EU and Chinese officials, think tanks and academia were invited to provide their perspectives in two panels focusing on political and economic dimensions respectively. 

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

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