Finance & Trade

  • China’s Eastern Europe Strategy Takes a Hit

    February 24, 2021

    Politico reports that the “17+1” platform created by Beijing in 2012 to build ties with 17 Central and Eastern European countries took a hit when half of the 12 EU national leaders invited did not show.

  • Johnson: EU ‘undermined’ Northern Ireland Protocol

    February 03, 2021

    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused Brussels of having "undermined" the Northern Ireland protocol following the move by the European Commission to invoke Article 16 of the Protocol,  triggering an emergency override provision in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement as part of efforts to control vaccine exports.

  • Politico: Europe’s China Deal May Cloud Transatlantic Relations

    January 20, 2021

    According to Politico, U.S. officials and European diplomats warn that the EU’s signing of an investment deal with Beijing dampens prospects for a much anticipated transatlantic alliance to regulate the digital realm.

  • Trade Deal Allows Chinese Staff to Work in EU for 3 Years

    January 14, 2021

    According to Politico, The EU-China investment agreement that Brussels agreed upon with Beijing, if ratified by the European Parliament, will make it easier to bring Chinese staff into the European Union, where they will be able to work for up to three years in subsidiaries of Chinese companies.

  • Lawfare: China and EU Finalize Investment Agreement

    January 08, 2021

    Lawfareblog.com examines the possible consequences should the European Parliament ratify a new agreement on direct investment between China and the European Union.

  • Council on Foreign Relations Explains the Brexit Deal

    December 30, 2020

    The United Kingdom and European Union finalized negotiations for the Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement on Christmas Eve, respecting the major lines for both parties but still leaving much uncertainty to be addressed in the future.

  • EU Parliament and Council Reach Agreement on Budget

    December 08, 2020

    The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have agreed on the 2021 Budget but will postpone the adoption pending the lifting of Hungary and Polands blockade of the Multi-annual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

  • Brexit: UK Prime Minister Johnson to meet with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

    December 08, 2020

    BBC reports that, after a 90 minute phone conversation between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen failed to advance negotiations for Brexit, the two leaders plan to meet in order to move the process forward.

  • New EU financing Instrument to Support EU AI companies

    December 08, 2020

    To support the growth of artificial intelligence companies across Europe. the European Investment Bank (EIB), together with the European Investment Fund (EIF), launched a new financing instrument at the Web Summit in Lisbon, which will take the form of a co-investment facility of up to €150 million.

  • Washington Examiner: German Defense Minister Takes a Stance on Huawei

    November 04, 2020

    According to Germany Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Chinese telecommunications giants, including Huawei, are facing a regulatory framework under which Germany will only work with trustworthy companies, thereby acknowledging that Chinese-made 5G wireless technology represents an intelligence crisis.

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