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.
Estonian new government may plan the construction of a tunnel between Tallinn and Helsinki in Finland by a Chinese company.
After several-month-interruption, the French Hauts-de-France region is once again connected to China’s Zhejiang province by rail.
After seven years of negotiations, China and the European Union have approved a comprehensive agreement on investment (CAI).
On December 9, 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with French President on the phone to increase cooperation between China and France.
In Central Europe, the 3 Seas Initiative can be developed along the Belt and Road Initiative to support connectivity between Europe and China.
For East-Timor, the Belt and Road Initiative can help for the construction of new infrastructure for the development of this country.
In Summer 2020, China-Europe rail freight transport surged. Europeans needs to sustain this trend when the pandemic is over.
From 11 to 16 October 2020, was held the 7th Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) in Xi’an, Shaanxi: an example of the cultural BRI.