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G7 to coordinate coercion responses while EU prepares economic security strategy

G7 leaders issued an exceptionally lengthy joint statement at a summit hosted by Japan in the city of Hiroshima that covers a range of topics from the war in Ukraine, to Taiwan, healthcare, food security and climate mitigation – to name some of the most important ones. One of the …

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Von der Leyen increases momentum for EU outward investment controls

The European Commission said today it is considering putting in place legislation to monitor and if necessary prevent EU companies in sensitive sectors from making investments in third countries, notably China. During a speech at the Brussels-based think tank the European Policy Centre, commission president Ursula von der Leyen said …

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Lange: anti-coercion instrument brings institutional innovations, ties member states

That the anti-coercion instrument stretched the limits of the EU’s institutional setup was clear from the moment the regulation was tabled by the European Commission in December 2021. What the three institutions negotiated during the ‘trilogue’ phase of legislation does even more so. They know it and have tried to …