Blocking EU-China agreement on the basis of the US would be a “bad sign”, says Costa
António Costa considers that “it would be a bad sign” for the European Union to block the investment agreement with China, concluded a few days ago, to coordinate with the United States, because Europe must be an autonomous global actor.
In an interview with Lusa about the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), in the first half of 2021, the prime minister also affirms that this is “an unmissable moment” for an EU-Africa Summit and that there are “all conditions “So that the EU-India Summit” can be a milestone in the European Union’s future relationship with the Indian Union “.
The EU and China reached a principle agreement on investment on Wednesday, under negotiation for seven years, an agreement that could raise tension with the new US administration, weeks after Joe Biden proposed a transatlantic dialogue on “the strategic challenge posed by China’s growing international assertiveness ”.
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