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EU Parliament calls for closer coordination with NATO

Next week, the European Parliament will counsel on closer coordination between the EU and NATO in response to China’s growing rise in power. The “growing influence, as well as the increasing offensive stance”, must be countered with “a coordinated transatlantic strategy“, according to a draft debated by parliamentarians at Monday’s plenary session in Strasbourg. It is to be put to the vote in the course of next week. In it, MEPs also wish to express “serious concern about the policies of th/e organs of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)” regarding Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Taiwan, and “aggressive policies and actions in the South China Sea”. The People’s Republic had entered into a systemic competition with the transatlantic partnership as an “authoritarian regime”.

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