We cannot think that Italy can compete in Africa with China, Russia, or the Gulf. Rome’s strategy in the continent must be integrated with Europe’s, and this seems to be Tajani’s idea as well.
Media mentions – Geoeconomics
Russia is now noticing the effect of these sanctions
The common objective is clear: we need to lay down initiatives that respond to geopolitical problems – from energetic and economical security to the near-shoring of supply chains
Using trade restriction as a geopolitical instrument is a huge policy shift
China has been pushing for the enlargement of BRICS for some time now to increase its own influence
In other words, a US-EU free-trade agreement on critical raw materials is moot by design – both sides are not key players in the field