One year after the announcement of Global Gateway, Brussels wants to inject more momentum into what has been a rather lackluster EU infrastructure initiative. On Sunday evening, a panel chaired by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen convened for the first time to take stock of the implementation of the Global Gateway strategy. The EU wants to use Global Gateway to offer an alternative to China’s multi-billion Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and to present itself as a global geopolitical player. The review is urgently needed – because Global Gateway still lacks the necessary political weight.
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