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.
The European Union has said it cannot support the vote after the country dissolved the main opposition party. The EU follows a similar move taken by the United States.
Tokyo and Brussels have agreed a free trade accord, opening up the EU to Japanese cars and Japan to European cheese. Japan's economy meanwhile has recorderd its longest uninterrupted growth since 1994.
Over 80 percent of Poles support EU membership, but the Law and Justice Party has halted the country's integration into the bloc. As PiS puts it, the European Union is a necessary evil — one to be handled with hostility.
Europe's largest economy keeps powering ahead amid higher growth on the continent and elsewhere, creating more and more jobs and driving the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since German unification in 1990.
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