Focus topics


Habeck seeks China alternative

Minister of Economics Habeck at the Asia-Pacific Conference in Singapore

The timing could hardly have been better for Economics Minister Robert Habeck. While he was sitting in the government plane on Friday evening on his way to the Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business in Singapore, the coalition factions in Berlin reported a breakthrough in trade policy: on the one hand, the SPD, Greens, and FDP agreed to bring the long-disputed CETA agreement between the EU and Canada fully into force. Secondly, new free trade agreements with Mexico and Chile are now to be launched swiftly. This is “a milestone in trade policy,” said Habeck, commenting on the agreement, which is based on his initiative.

Continue reading now

Get 30 days of free access to the Professional Briefing to read these and more quality news every day.

Are you already a guest at the China.Table? Log in now

Related

    Xi in Saudi Arabia: It is about more than just oil
    The Covid wave rolls
    Foreign trade crashes
    Zero-Covid ends – for now