Eu Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement

EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova stressed that “data is the fuel of the global economy and that this agreement will allow data to travel safely between us for the benefit of our citizens and economies.” As the European Commission has said, the two sides reaffirmed through this agreement that in the digital age, the promotion of high standards of data protection and data protection and the facilitation of international trade must and can go hand in hand. The EU is constantly making efforts to maintain its principles of democracy, rules-based, freedom and shared economic prosperity within its own borders, all the more so as more and more members undermine these principles by adopting differing interpretations of national governance priorities. It could be said that the decline in US interest in Europe and the Chinese expansion by the Belt and Road initiative or the framework for cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe (17-1) has led the EU to seek such cooperation with Japan as a kind of counterweight. The EU-Japan GSB focuses on “values” and “principles,” not just the economic synergies or industrial dependencies usually seen in other similar documents. This implies the desire of the parties to see partnership as a new dependence on soft power that has lasted for many decades. In parallel with the GSB negotiations, the EU and its member countries began negotiations on 29 November 2012 for an economic partnership agreement with Japan. These began in April 2013 and the content of the first EU-Japan bilateral framework agreement was concluded in April 2018. The aid is an attempt at a comprehensive study in which the countries receiving the drug are expected to share the results of their therapy and thus provide enough data for rapid authorization. An interesting result was that the first accession to this framework concerned more European countries than Asian countries. The examples above indicate that the global pandemic has not altered the momentum of building a new era of partnership between the EU and Japan.

In such developments within the framework of the partnership, the following question should be: what do they want to accomplish? And will this new era continue? The final piece of the puzzle is the STRATEGIC partnership agreement BETWEEN the EU and Japan (SPA). While the G.S.O. will not enter into force until the agreement has been ratified or approved by all EU Member States, parts of the agreement have been applied on an interim basis since 1 February. The G.S.O. is based on common values and principles such as democracy, the rule of law and human rights. The peculiarity of the agreement is the legally binding nature that separates it from the sea of rhetorical “strategic partnerships” that the EU maintains with other important countries. The G.O.O. is setting up a joint EU-Japan committee to coordinate the implementation of the partnership and resolve disputes.

The EPA was linked to the creation of a secure data flow space between the EU and Japan.

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