What always resonated around “Global Gateway”, but was rarely openly mentioned, now found a clear answer at the official presentation of the infrastructure initiative of the EU Commission: “Yes, definitely. We are able to do that,” said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in response to the question whether the program could compete with China’s “Belt and Road” initiative. “Countries made their experience with the Chinese investments. They need better and different offers.” The EU offer would involve the private sector, which does not exist in the People’s Republic. “So it is a true alternative,” the Commission chief stressed.
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