EU fails to cement agreement on migrants rescued at sea
13 October 2019 | 11:18 am
Migrants brought to shore by sea rescuers are to be distributed across the EU. But the bloc's interior ministers failed to draft a blueprint on how to do so at their recent summit, Bernd Riegert reports from Luxembourg.
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The EU Commission on Wednesday (1 December) unveiled its plan to invest €300bn by 2027 in global infrastructure in digital and climate projects - as an alternative to China's Belt and Road initiative.
The EU has called the plan a "road map for investment" in the developing world. It is seen as an eventual alternative to China's "Belt and Road" global infrastructure strategy
The EU and China have pledged to boost funding of green investment projects in ASEAN. But will these erstwhile partners, whose relations have soured over the past year, be able to work side by side?
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