Diplomats in Paris were beaming when the world’s most populous country announced plans to start cutting its net CO2 emissions "around 2030". But environmentalists were less optimistic, saying the commitment is much too vague. EurActiv France reports .
On the eve of the EU-China summit, the director-general of BusinessEurope, Markus J. Beyrer, tells EurActiv that Beijing needs to move on market access "because European companies are less willing to invest if you don't tick that box".
As the EU-China summit opens in Brussels today (29 June), new research points to a “delivery gap” on clean energy, which is making the EU level less relevant to Beijing than individual member states, or the US.
Failure to secure agreement on the controversial investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could derail a future EU-China trade deal, diplomats have warned.
Development Minister Gerd Müller’s new strategy for Germany’s involvement in Asia intends to helo the booming continent achieve environmentally and socially acceptable growth with aid from German citizens and businesses. Critics are sceptical. EurActiv Germany reports .
Unable to match China's offer of $250 billion (€222 billion) in investment in Latin America, the EU sought ways on Thursday (11 June) to avoid being marginalised in the region, offering new trade deals, visa-free travel and deeper ties.
Major pharmaceutical companies are buying drugs from waste-dumping Chinese factories that create the “ideal breeding ground” for killer superbugs, an investigation published Thursday (11 June) revealed.
EU regulators opened a probe into the solar power panel industry in China, the European Commission said on Friday (29 May), in response to accusations that Chinese companies were dodging import duties by exporting via Taiwan and Malaysia.
EXCLUSIVE / A delegation of senior European standards officials spent six days in China last month to explore scope for mutual work on 5G standards amongst other technology-related issues, EurActiv has learned.
G7 ministers and central bank heads convened yesterday (27 May) to discuss how to revive global growth and China's increasing clout, while keeping a close eye on the protracted talks to avoid a Greek default.
Greece has been invited to become a member of the development bank of the BRICS economies, including Russia and China, which is seeking to become a counterweight to the IMF, a move welcomed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as "a happy surprise".
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said crises in Ukraine and other global hotspots will be on the agenda at talks in Beijing beginning Tuesday (5 May), Chinese state media reported.
Due to worsening relations with Russia, its increasing dependence on China and fears of destabilisation, Turkmenistan is adjusting its foreign policy and trying to bolster its cooperation with the West in the field of energy and security, writes the Polish think-tank OSW in an analysis .
A new EU trade strategy will be launched later this year responding to the growing number of global trade deals under discussion, and their increasingly high profile and political nature, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Monday (23 March).
The EU will lose ground in Russia, because they discourage business, even in cases when there are no restrictions, Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses in Russia, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
The biggest single market for nuclear energy in Eastern Europe is Poland, says Mike Kirst, an official at Westinghouse, the US multinational providing fuel, services and equipment for the nuclear industry. Polish authorities have spoken of potentially building up to 11 nuclear reactors by 2030, Kirst told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
The United States has urged countries to think twice before signing up to a new China-led Asian development bank that Washington sees as a rival to the World Bank, after Germany, France and Italy followed Britain in saying they would join.