EU leaders are meeting in Brussels but are unlikely to have the “substantial” discussion on China recommended by the bloc’s foreign service officials. Photo: Shutterstock
EU leaders are meeting in Brussels but are unlikely to have the “substantial” discussion on China recommended by the bloc’s foreign service officials. Photo: Shutterstock

China relations slide down crisis-hit agenda for EU leaders summit

  • A call for urgent action to toughen stance towards Beijing is likely to take a back seat to Europe’s numerous other problems in 2-day meetings
  • Challenge to find space for discussion also signals distance between official advice and how far member states are prepared to go in policy shift

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels but are unlikely to have the “substantial” discussion on China recommended by the bloc’s foreign service officials. Photo: Shutterstock
EU leaders are meeting in Brussels but are unlikely to have the “substantial” discussion on China recommended by the bloc’s foreign service officials. Photo: Shutterstock
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