Since the conclusion in principle of the EU–China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) on 30 December 2020, an intense debate has taken place in the European Parliament. The ratification process in the Council of the European Union and the Parliament had been expected at the end of this year or the beginning of 2022. This schedule is now in question following the sanctioning of several Members of the European Parliament. Nonetheless, the debate about opportunities and risks inherent in CAI merits intense public attention.
PISM together with the Polish Economic Institute have looked into the CAI and prepared a study on its political and economic implications for the EU. In an online discussion, the study was presented to the public and discussed in an online-event. A record of our interesting debate is available here:
We thank PISM as well as our guests
- Anna Fotyga, MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists Group
- Iuliu Winkler, MEP, Group of the European People’s Party
for their contribution