Tag: CHINA

Understanding EU financing for external action

With the new 2021-2027 EU Multiannual Financial Framework of €1100 bn and this long Pandemic experience, how EU external relations will change? Let’s take a look inside the EU financing. In the face of the changing nature of the geopolitical environment in the past decade and its own internal challenges, the EU has reflected upon

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Covid-19, economic crisis and EU integration: The importance of the moral dimension in the European project*

The Covid-19 crisis led European public opinion to believe that the EU did not have the capacity to forecast or respond to health crises such as the pandemic. “Europe is not responding“, the Italian daily La Repubblica dramatically deplored.   (*The initial version of this article was published by The Robert Schuman Foundation (European Issue

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Today EP discussed EU Rail connectivity: in Europe and beyond, to Asia

    On Tuesday 19 January 2021, the European Parliament debated on a Resolution to accelerate the EU strategy for rail transport. In the European Year of Rail Transport, EP wants to enhance TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Network: Mobility and Transport) connectivity. The European Green Deal strategic plan and all the latest transport growth indicators ask

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EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement. U.S. criticism.

Leaders from China and EU concluded the long negotiation on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI). Now they have two years to sign, ratify and conclude the agreement. If all goes well, it will have taken almost 10 years of discussions. But the new U.S. administration urges EU leaders to wait. Last December 30, 2020,

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EU and China reach the Comprehensive Investment Agreement. U.S. criticism.

Leaders from China and EU concluded the long negotiation on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI). Now they have two years to sign, ratify and conclude the agreement. If all goes well, it will have taken almost 10 years of discussions. But the new U.S. administration urges EU leaders to wait. Last December 30, 2020,

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Les Routes de la Soie: une succès pour toute l’Eurasie

La liaison ferroviaire transcontinentale eurasienne prend de plus en plus une dimension stratégique: les lignes multiple de liaison existant entre l’Europe et la Chine, ainsi que le projet EATL de la Commission économique pour l’Europe des Nations unies (CEE-ONU) et de la Commission économique et sociale des Nations unies pour l’Asie et le Pacifique (CESAP), concernent en effet dix-huit États de la région eurasiatique. Dix-huit États qui vont prospérer d’avantage, grâce aux investissement en infrastructures et aux échanges.

We have to be worried about Huawei?

“Given the mandatory cooperation they have to maintain with Chinese intelligence services, yes”, said European Commission Vice-President for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip. But Huawei replayed in a statement: “We categorically reject any allegation that we might pose a security threat. We are open to a dialogue with Vice President Andrus Ansip to address these

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