Tag: #Montenegro

Montenegro’s Growing Distance from China

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. As Montenegro continues its westward turn in foreign policy, the erstwhile interest in expanding ties...

Voice for CHOICE #13: Examining China’s CEE Investment Aims with Ágnes Szunomár

Via the 16+1 platform, the Belt and Road, the Digital Silk Road, and more, there is no shortage of Chinese investment initiatives touching the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. This includes infrastructure projects dotting the Western...

Expert Roundtable: The Impacts of China-Funded Projects in the Western Balkans

The EU future for the countries in Western Balkans has recently been challenged. This ambiguity has offered an opening to non-European actors eager to exert influence and exploit openings in the region, including China.

China’s Economic Influence Impacts Governance and Climate Policy in CEE

Long-lingering concerns about Chinese influence at the EU’s doorstep have recently become a harsh reality.  Montenegro has become a symbol of the debt problems  developing countries can fall into by signing on to a...

Montenegro’s Debt Success Orphaned at Birth

This article was originally published by CEPA and is republished here with the permission of the author. Anyone doubting the risks of dealing with China should examine the case of Montenegro to see how...

China’s ‘Digital Silk Road’ Enters the Western Balkans

The Digital Silk Road (DSR), an important component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is an increasingly scrutinized aspect of China's foreign policy toolbox that combines the efforts of the Chinese government and Chinese tech companies....

Why the EU Must Deal with Montenegro’s Chinese Debt

Dritan Abazović, Montenegro's deputy prime minister, formally requested the European Union’s help in repaying the debt to the Exim Bank of China in late March. The appeal not only renewed the EU’s focus on the current candidate,...

Watchdogs Detail Damage Done by China in the Western Balkans

Construction of the Bar – Boljare highway in Montenegro by China’s China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) has brought irreversible damage to the UNESCO-protected Tara River. Known as the "Tear of Europe", its riverbanks have been transformed...

Can Power Shift in Montenegro Impact Future Chinese Investments?

Montenegro might just have gotten a unique opportunity to reset its future investment relations with China, given the unexpected results of the recently held parliamentary elections. It is very likely that the new administration will bring an...