After four years of intensive talks the EU and Japan have hammered out a freetrade deal. It's a strong sign ahead of the G20 summit where protectionism is on the agenda.
French President Emmanuel Macron is headed to Berlin on a trip aimed at bringing Chancellor Angela Merkel into his corner on EU reforms. But when it comes to European policy, the two leaders remain far apart.
The 19-member eurozone now boasts the lowest jobless rate in about 10 years, the EU's statistics office has announced. It also reported a slight increase in consumer prices after months of declining inflation.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have said the reform plan must confront the challenges posed by Brexit and rising populism in the EU. The two leaders also commented on Russia's alleged nerve agent attack in Salisbury.
European firms could miss out on China's $900 billion infrastructure initiative, warns a leaked report by EU diplomats. It said the New Silk Road trade corridor has the potential to disadvantage and even divide the bloc.
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