Assessing EU-China relationship before the summit 

Less than a week before the annual EU-China summit, the plenary is to discuss EU-China trade relations with Council and Commission on Wednesday.

MEPs are expected to raise issues such as security, investments, and reciprocity in public procurement in a debate with Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and the Romanian State Secretary Melania Ciot. The debate comes a day after the Commission presented its latest assessment of the EU-China strategic outlook in Parliament’s Trade Committee.

The 21st annual EU-China summit on 9 April will aim to tackle bilateral trade and investment relations, including fair and non-discriminatory treatment of each other’s companies. The parties will also discuss cybersecurity issues, such as the security of 5G networks.

Procedure: Council and Commission statements without resolution

2019/2677(RSP)

Debate: Wednesday, 3 April