On 15th September 2021, was announced the upcoming launch of the Global Gateway initiative, a possible EU rival to the BRI.
Book Review: Griffiths, R. and A. Hughes (eds.) (2021): In the way of the Road: The Ecological Consequences of Infrastructure Leiden: IIAS.
On June 30, China and the Ukraine signed a major agreement regarding the financing and construction of transport infrastructure.
EU member States are considering launching an EU version of the Belt and Road Initiative. Would this project work along China’s BRI?
Lithuania decided to quit China’s 17+1 mechanism in May 2021. Is the 17+1 mechanism still relevant? Or should we move to a 27+1 dialogue?
On 5th July, Chinese President, Xi Jinping, held a virtual meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.
What is G7 “Build Back Better World” (B3W), and can it compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?
Slovakia’s Deputy Prime Minister for Finance and Minister of Economy Richard Sulík gave a speech at the ceremony of the Silk Road Expo.
Montenegro may default because of a BRI motorway construction project. Governance and financial matters need to be improved for future BRI programmes.
Relations between China and Central Eastern European (CEE) countries remain strong but the 17+1 format probably needs to get revised.