European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron talk before an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, on December 10. Photo: European Union via Xinhua
European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron talk before an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, on December 10. Photo: European Union via Xinhua

exclusive | EU agrees ‘in principle’ to an investment agreement with China

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are understood to be in agreement for the deal to go ahead, says source
  • The move deals a blow to Joe Biden’s hope of reviving a transatlantic partnership with Europe in a bid to take on China’s growing assertiveness

European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron talk before an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, on December 10. Photo: European Union via Xinhua
European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron talk before an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, on December 10. Photo: European Union via Xinhua
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