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Stockholm Seminar (Webinar) on Japan, 18 may 2020

"EU-Japan Economic Interdependence: Views by Former EU Trade Commissioner Dr. Cecilia Malmström"

The EU and Japan have concluded two major agreements in recent years. The Economic Partnership Agreement establishes one of the world’s largest free trade areas with a combined market of around 640 million consumers, accounting for roughly a third of the world's gross domestic product. The Strategic Partnership Agreement also covers issues such as connectivity, data transfer, health and climate change.

Together with an expert panel of distinguished trade specialists, this webinar seeks to elaborate on the current and future issues of economic interdependence between EU and Japan. It will also touch upon the specific situation for a small open and trade-dependent economy like Sweden in relation to Japan.

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Cecilia Malmström, Former EU Trade Commissioner and Assar Gabrielsson Visiting Professor, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg 

Ms Annika Widell, Senior Advisor, National Board of Trade Sweden

Professor Claes-Göran Alvstam, Professor Emeritus, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Moderator: Dr. Patrik Ström, Deputy Director, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics

  • Date and Time: Monday, May 18, 14:00-15:00
  • Language: English
  • Location: Zoom

Registration no later than May 14, 2020. Register here

The Japan seminar series is jointly organized by the European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics, the Asia Programme at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University and the Swedish Defence University. It features monthly seminars on Japanese economy, politics and society.



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