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EU must work as one on China: Bloc’s chairman Charles Michel

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European Union leaders need to show “collective intelligence” when they consider a strategy to deal with China’s rise, the crisis in Afghanistan and issues in Europe’s neighborhood, the bloc’s chairman Charles Michel said on Tuesday.

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“We have all observed what happened in Afghanistan, what happened in the Indo-Pacific, what happened with China,” Michel, who is chairing a summit in Slovenia, said, referring to recent geopolitical flashpoints. He said the EU needed to show “collective intelligence” to shape Europe’s response.

“Our unity is a very strong asset, the multilateral approach is the DNA of the European Union,” Michel said as he arrived for the summit dinner.

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