The European Union (EU) is seeking to reach a unanimous consensus among its leaders to conclude an economic partnership agreement with Japan. The EU will hold a summit in Brussels on October 18 and 19 in this regard, Japan Radio Cooperation (JRC) reported. The European Commission, the EU administrative body, proposed last July holding negotiations to conclude the agreement with Japan. The proposal is being opposed by car-producing companies in Italy, France and Germany for fear of a sharp increase in car imports from Japan. Meanwhile, the chemical and medicines sectors are seeking a start of negotiations soon.