IES President Karel De Gucht holds speech on JEEPA at Keidanren

On November 28, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) hosted a speech by IES President Karel De Gucht on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and the future of the liberal international order. Keidanren Chairman, Mr. Shimizu, held the opening address with about thirty Keidanren members attending. As the former EU Commissioner for trade, Mr. De Gucht gave a key speech, in 2013, at Keidanren formally announcing the start of negotiations of the Japan-EU EPA later that year. Mr. De Gucht's most recent speech showed the value of the JEEPA by putting it in a broader geopolitical context and spoke of the promising future of EU-Japan collaboration.

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