- February 25, 2019
EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement - Proposal for Rules of Procedure with Japan
1.SUBJECT MATTER OF THE PROPOSAL
The proposal concerns the decision establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the Union in the Joint Committee established by the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Japan, of the other part, in connection with the envisaged adoption of a decision on the Rules of Procedure of the Joint Committee.
2.CONTEXT OF THE PROPOSAL
2.1.The EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement
The Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Japan, of the other part (‘the Agreement’) aims to strengthen the partnership between the EU and its Member States and Japan and to deepen and enhance bilateral cooperation on issues of mutual interest, reflecting shared values and common principles. This will be done through measures such as intensifying high-level dialogue. The Agreement will create a coherent, legally binding framework for the EU’s relations with Japan. The Agreement was signed in Tokyo on 17 July 2018 and is provisionally applied as of 1 February 2019.
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