BRUSSELS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - EU trade ministers agreed on
Thursday to start negotiations to create a free-trade area with
Japan, overcoming resistance from European carmakers who fear a
deal might damage their industry.
"We have a deal," said an EU official close to the
An accord between Europe and Japan would bring together two
trading partners responsible for a third of global economic
output and could create 400,000 jobs in Europe alone. France and
Italy have been worried about the impact on their carmakers.