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David Hodson on International Family Law: Japan has responded to the EU review, so have you?

Date:23 JUL 2013

International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

The Sunday Times on this past Sunday carried a front-page headline reporting apparent indignation that Japan had made comments urging the UK to stay in the EU. The story featured the concern that Japanese carmakers based in the UK wanted continued access to the European market. It reported certain MPs and others asking what Japan was doing by interfering in UK domestic politics.

The clue to the real background to the story was as often deep in the body of the article. Japan was responding to a request by the UK government to other countries about UK continued involvement in the EU the review of the so-called balance of competencies being carried out now. Two other EU countries also responded.

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