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Low interest of EU members in Indo-Pacific region

The EU’s Indo-Pacific strategy, with which Brussels wants to strengthen its alliances in the region against China, could have a hard time in the member states, according to a survey. The survey by think tank European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) shows major differences within EU member states. “There is no consensus in Europe on which areas the EU should be more involved in the region or which geographical area is even covered by the term ‘Indo-Pacific’,” ECFR Asia Programme Coordinator Manisha Reuter tells China.Table. “Despite the growing economic and political importance of the region, there remains a lack of interest in much of the EU member states.”

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