CNBC breaks down the big stories to watch out for this week.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan wants to work together with Europe and the U.S. on free trade.
Almost half of small British businesses would prefer to trade with the U.S. than other major markets if blocked off from the EU after Brexit.
President Donald Tusk of the European Council said Tuesday on Twitterthe EU will adopt its guidelines for the Brexit talks at a summit on April 29th.
Socialist Party MP Karine Berger talks about the latest developments in the French presidential election campaign, with comment on candidates Benoît Hamon and Emmanuel Macron.
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, argues that "EU negotiators are not necessarily rational economic actors."
Sheila Smith of the Council on Foreign Relations says political momentum might drive the conversation between Japanese and European leaders.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the EU to finally sign a free trade deal with Japan.
If you were listening for U.S. support for the EU, you didn't hear it from President Trump, said Nick Burns, former U.S. ambassador to NATO.
Benjamin Gregg at The University of Texas at Austin says the type of deal the U.K. cuts with the EU is more important than when Brexit will happen.