EU – Japan Summit

There has been a makeshift summit on November 5 at the occasion of the 9th Asia-EU summit meeting in Laos, for about 35 minutes. The Japanese Prime Minister’s website reports:

3. Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Prime Minister Noda urged the EU leaders to display vigorous leadership and thereby enable to swiftly obtain a negotiating mandate. In response, President Van Rompuy and President Barroso stated that continued efforts should be made by both sides towards the launch of the negotiations.

4. Japan-EU Annual Summit

The leaders shared the view that the next annual summit meeting should be held as early as possible next year.

Once negotiations on an EPA start, I would recommend including the topic of a “Desert Union” for cooperation in getting the Mongolian Gobi desert renewable energy project up to speed faster, as proposed in my book “Energy from the Mongolian Gobi desert”.

Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003,

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