Learning lessons.

The EU's announcement of an investigation into Chinese electric vehicle subsidies has brought back bitter memories about the bloc's lost solar panels battle with Beijing, POLITICO Europe reports.

To compare then and now, the reporters talked to the EU’s former trade chief who oversaw the solar panel showdown in 2012-2013. Smart move with a value-added angle on a highly covered story.

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Anca Gurzu

Chief Europe Correspondent