Human rights or economic ties: what does the EU want from China?


A joint online event of Political Capital and National Endowment for Democracy on Chinese, Russian authoritarian influence in the EU and the Union’s foreign policy.


  • Welcoming remarks
    • Péter Krekó, director, Political Capital
  • Introducing study results
    • Péter Krekó, director, Political Capital
    • Patrik Szicherle, analyst, Political Capital
  • Remarks on EU-US cooperation on China
    • Kevin Sheives, Associate Director at the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy
  • What is the future of the EU-China relationship?
    • Reinhard Bütikofer, Germany, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Greens/European Free Alliance)
    • Katalin Cseh, Hungary, Momentum (RE)
    • Radan Kanev, Bulgaria, Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (EPP)
    • Moderator: Péter Krekó, Political Capital

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