|Meeting with European Commision Vice President|
September 20, 2016
On September 20, EBC Chairman, Mr. Danny Risberg, and a group of EBC members, including EBC Vice Chairman, Mr. Carl Eklund of Hoganas Japan, Mr Tim Paech of Pernod Ricard Japan, Mr. Jean-Louis Moraud of Thales Japan, Mr. Peter Kronschnabl of BMW Japan, and EBC Executive Director, Ms. Alison Murray, met over breakfast with European Commission Vice President, Mr. Jyrki Katainen, and members of his Cabinet.
Key messages for Vice President Katainen while in Japan were the goal of completing the EU-Japan FTA/EPA by the end of 2016, and providing information to the Japanese Government about the Commission's Investment Plan. The Plan focuses on removing obstacles to investment, providing visibility and technical assistance to investment projects and making smarter use of new and existing financial resources. To achieve these goals, the plan is active in three areas: