Chancellor Angela Merkel representing Germany, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency, is to negotiate with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of high-level talks concerning an investment deal between Beijing and the European Union.
Six million euros of emergency EU funding will be made available to bolster conservation. The IUCN will manage the grants, together with the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States.
The European Union has agreed to limit exports to Hong Kong of equipment that could be used for surveillance and repression after Beijing imposed a controversial new security law
The coronavirus pandemic has led a growing number of people in France and Germany to see China as a top power, with the lead of the United States slipping, a new study shows
The coronavirus pandemic has left most Europeans wanting more cooperation between EU states and many believing the bloc failed during the crisis, according to a new survey
The EU's chief diplomat says he assured China's foreign minister the bloc does not want a "cold war", as it accused Beijing of waging a coronavirus disinformation campaign
The EU's diplomatic chief has called for more resources from member states to fight disinformation from China, warning that Europe needed to stop being naive in its dealings with Beijing