This one is good : the Chinese are complaining that their bullet train technology has been stolen by others, more precisely by countries where it has been sold. Maybe the Chinese electric car tehcnology will be better protected, but can anyone effectively guarantee that it will not be copied ? Anyway, Europe feels like it…… Continue reading Stealing the bullet (train)
Another piece questioning the economic and geostrategic rationale behind the OBOR Initiative and its implications for Europe, especially the CEE countries.
Some $20bn equity funds went out of the US since June and half of them came to Europe, reinforcing the strong euro against the US dollar. Some EU exporters are surely not happy with the strong euro …
Thyssen-Krupp discusses a merger with Tata Steel.
This is rather unusual : eight EU countries band together for a complaint in a Chinese court for non respect of geographical indications, ie Chinese selling feta cheese, greek yoghurts or other wines as generic local products. Have Chinese courts become independent ? Or just testing ?
With the number of Mediterranean migrants less than expected this summer, Angela Merkel can better handle the rebel countries from Central and East Europe, and consolidate her European leadership by the same token.
It looked close, but apparently no more than theater. Anyway, was anyone interested in a mid-august EU position ?