XI JINPING THOUGHT ON DIPLOMACY

Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy has ten core principles. It spells out the historical mission and the overall objectives of China's external work in the new era and outlines the set of policies and principles that must be upheld. 

The ten core principles are: 

1. Upholding the authority of the CPC Central Committee as the overarching principle and strengthening the Party's centralized, unified leadership over external work;

2. Advancing major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics to fulfill the mission of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation;

TRACKING INFLUENCERS IN THE NEWS IN JULY 2021

Animalhealth Europe Association: Hans-Guenther Dittrich from the German animal pharma company MSD has been appointed as president of the AnimalhealthEurope association.

SPAIN’S RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLAN

The European Commission has given a positive assessment to Spain’s recovery and resilience plan, which will be financed by €69.5 billion in grants.

40% of the plan’s total allocation for reforms and investments supports climate objectives

ITALY'S RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLAN

The European Commission has given a positive assessment to Italy's € 191.5 billion recovery and resilience plan, consisting of € 68.9 billion in grants and € 122.6 billion in loans.

37% of the plan's total allocation for reforms and investments supports climate objectives

FRANCE’S RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLAN

The European Commission has given a positive assessment to France’s recovery and resilience plan, which will be financed by €39.4 billion in grants. The financing provided by the Recovery and Resilience Facility – at the heart of NextGenerationEU – will support the implementation by 2026 of crucial investment and reform measures put forward by France to emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.

46 % of the plan’s total allocation for reforms and investments supports climate objectives

SHARE OF FULLY VACCINATED IN EUROPE

As of 27/28 July 2021

CORRUPTION IN EU COUNTRIES

Source: 2021 Rule of Law Report

Low and Relatively Low Level of Corruption

INFLUENCE PEDDLING/TRADING IN INFLUENCE

Influence peddling or trading in influence occurs when an individual who has real or apparent influence over someone else another person exchanges their influence for undue advantage. There are demand and supply sides to this act. The person holding an influential position solicits benefits in exchange for using his or her influence to unduly and unfairly advance the interests of a select third party. An influence peddler receives or accepts the benefit (usually a bribe) from the third party so that he or she can exert her/his influence on another party’s decision. 

COMMON FRAUD AND CORRUPTION RISKS

Application and Project Selection

ANTI-CORRUPTION MEASURES IN THE EU

Source: EC Rule of Law Report 2021

The 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI shows that EU Member States continue to be among the world’s best performers.

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