“Global Gateway: Positioning Europe for a sustainable future”, Maaike Okano-Heijmans (Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands)

On December 1, 2021, the European Commission unveiled its Global Gateway strategy, which aims to mobilize €300 billion in investments around the globe between 2021 and 2027, in order to “boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport and strengthen health, education and research systems across the world”. Implementing Global Gateway requires a concerted and coordinated effort among “Team Europe”, particularly within the context of other global strategies, such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute, provides an analysis of the formulation and implementation of the Global Gateway plan, and how it indicates Europe’s position in a changing world. 

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