European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: Reuters
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: Reuters

1 year on, EU alternative to China’s belt and road fails to deliver

  • Global Gateway has delivered little in concrete projects, while confusion reigns in Brussels and beyond about the initiative
  • Up to US$318 billion was promised to build infrastructure in Africa and Asia but it is unclear how much has been disbursed

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: Reuters
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: Reuters
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