On 15 April, Sebastian Kurz appeared as a guest on the ORF programme “Im Zentrum” to engage in a discussion with other experts about Europe’s approach to China. Once again, he made it clear that he is not a proponent of the policy of “decoupling,” but rather advocates for maintaining close economic relationships as it ensures long-term prosperity and peace.
The programme also delved into the question of whether Europe plays a geopolitical role in a potential conflict between the United States and China. Kurz emphasized his belief that while Europe is undoubtedly part of the West, it must also develop its own distinct identity and independent opinions separate from the United States.
Watch the whole programme here.