The largest group in the European Parliament, the conservative EPP, has adopted a comprehensive position paper on China. In it, the political group, which also includes the CDU and CSU, calls for “strict reciprocity” regarding market access and opportunities for European companies in China. The EPP Group is in favor of cooperation with the People’s Republic, the paper says. At the same time, however, the EU must be able to defend its core interests. Barriers to market access should not be one-sided; if necessary, the European Union must react: Appropriate measures should then “reflect the restrictions faced by European companies in China”.
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