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EU should shorten, diversify supply chains to ease Chinese dependence, Von der Leyen says

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 15 Apr 2020 09:55
  • 15 Apr 2020 09:55
The European Union should shorten and diversify its global supply chains to end the bloc’s overdependence for medical products on one supplier, European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen has said, alluding to China.
The statement runs counter to calls coming from the US and other countries to move production of

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent

Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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