Koper, Slovenia’s main port is to become a major hub fo the Belt and Road Initiative in North Adriatic sea thanks to good connections to Central Europe.
Without coordination at the European level, the various connectivity projects between Europe and China are likely to compete with one another.
The city of Trieste in Italy aims to become a major maritime hub in Europe. On March 26, 2018, an article in “La Repubblica” called Trieste a possible terminus of the new Silk Road.
This port in the north-east of Italy is undergoing a profound transformation.
The port of Trieste could become an alternative to the port of Venice and act as an exchange platform.
Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during his state visit to Beijing from 21 to 26 February 2017. The Italian president was accompanied by a delegation of entrepreneurs. The Italian Head of