Letzte Aktualisierung: February 2, 2022
EU instrument against economic coercion is insufficient
Analysts at the think tank European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) stated the EU needs to counter economic pressure from China more effectively. In a report published on Tuesday, ECFR recommends further steps in addition to the planned anti-coercion instrument (ACI). A single instrument alone can guarantee success, the analysts write. "The EU needs to develop a comprehensive agenda for the geo-economic era – including an ACI that, in grave cases of economic coercion, acts as both a deterrent and a measure of last resort." ECFR had provided important impetus to the ACI development process with its own task force.