Central and Southeast Europe: Do China’s Economic Presence and Political Influence Coincide?

  • Online Seminar

  • 22 March 2021, 9 CET

  • European Commission, fjum

Ágnes Szunomár, senior research fellow, Head of Research Group on Development Economics at the Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies. Expertise: Chinese foreign policy and international trade and investment; China and Central Europe. Associate professor, Department of World Economy, Institute of International, Political, and Regional Sciences, Corvinus University of Budapest.

Ivana Karásková, China research fellow and Project Coordinator at Association for International Affairs, specialised in mapping China’ s political, economic and media presence in Central Europe. Founder and coordinator of numerous international cooperation projects specialised in mapping China’s influence. Based in Prague.

Vladimir Shopov, visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign relations. Expertise: China in South East Europe. Lecturer at the Politics department of Sofia University.

Stefan Vladisavljev, security expert (China in Serbia) at the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence.  Expertise: China in Southeast Europe. Based in Belgrade.

Sinae ante portas (China is at the gates) could be the title of numerous analyses addressing EU international relations and the growing influence of China in Europe, especially in Central and South East Europe. Do impressions match China’s economic and political presence on the ground?

Format: Short presentations, followed by a live Q@A.

Concept and moderation: Mirjana Tomić

Register HERE. Registered participants will receive a Webex link one day before the event. Registration deadline: 19 March 2021.

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