№091: Rocky Road to a Level Playing Field in EU–China Investment and Trade Relations Cover Image

№091: Rocky Road to a Level Playing Field in EU–China Investment and Trade Relations
№091: Rocky Road to a Level Playing Field in EU–China Investment and Trade Relations

Author(s): Artur Gradziuk, Damian Wnukowski
Subject(s): International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: China; economy; European Union; Asia; bilateral relations; Central Asia; East Asia; Europe; trade
Summary/Abstract: At the beginning of 2014, the European Union and China launched negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty that would launch the next stage in economic relations between them. Although both approach numerous issues differently, they have also strong incentives to seek compromise. Reaching an agreement on investment topics could be a significant step towards creating a favourable environment for cooperation and resolving most contentious sticking points in bilateral relations in the near future. It could also become a template for future similar EU agreements.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English