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EU commissioner Didier Reynders (l) and EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell (r) on trip to Africa earlier this year (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

Belgium kept EU in the dark on China threat

Painful questions on China have gatecrashed EU foreign affairs talks once again, amid fresh news of espionage in Brussels.

"If the Belgians have something to tell us [on the China allegations], they will, but for the time being [that] hasn't happened," EU foreign relations chief Josep Borrell told press on Friday (15 May).

"I have been informed of this news, but I only have the news from the press," he added, after speaking with EU foreign ministers in a videoconference.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

EU commissioner Didier Reynders (l) and EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell (r) on trip to Africa earlier this year (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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