Ask CER - Episode 6: The EU's China challenge, its plans for tax reform, and the unfinished banking union

In this week’s Centre for European Reform podcast, our experts answered your questions. Our media co-ordinator Rosie Giorgi spoke to CER foreign policy director, Ian Bond, senior research fellow, Zach Meyers, and our deputy director, John Springford. They considered how Europe should protect its interests while maintaining a strong trading relationship with China, what the EU has planned in the way of tax reform and why the EU’s banking union has stalled.  

01:00 – Europe’s vulnerabilities in its relationship with China and some recommendations to reduce its dependence 

08:50 – European tax losses and the EU’s corporate tax reform proposals 

21:50 – The EU banking union explained, and why the project has stalled 

Music by Edward Hipkins.