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Gradient – Your Partner For Concrete

Gradient is a renowned concrete producer and presents on the market since 2008. It participated in a large number of big infrastructural and residential...

Ricardo Vian Marques, General Manager, Galenika a.d. Beograd

Future-Orientated Company

Over the course of 2020, Galenika continued its trend from the previous year by growing faster than the market, more than 50% faster. It...

Vladimir Skulić, Chief Executive Officer, CETIN Serbia

Bridging Divides In The Digital World

The traditional telecommunications industry has to date focused on two important business models: end user services and the development and management of telecommunications networks....

Roman Menz, Managing Director Of Moravacem, A Member Of CRH Group

We View Changes As New Opportunities

Since August 2015, when CRH first arrived on the Serbian market, the company has recorded good business results, participated in significant national infrastructure projects...

Darko Jovanović, Senior Partner, Karanović & Partners

In Love With One’s Job

Karanović & Partners, the leading legal practice in the region of Southeast Europe, has more than 100 cooperating lawyers in Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina,...

Slobodan Popović,  Ph.D. Student At The Faculty Of Political Science And Researcher At The Centre For Asian Studies

3 In 1 Diplomacy

The people’s Republic of China pragmatically adapts to the situation of (in)action of the EU on the ground by legitimately lobbying and “infiltrating” its (geo)economic, (geo)political and security interests in the Western Balkans

The outbreak of the SARS – CoV – 2 virus pandemic prompted (ruling) representatives of the global governance system to redefine and then offer the international community an answer on the reclassification of actors in international relations. By obtaining the answer to this question, only then will we be in a far better position to see whether and in what way the structure of international relations is changing.

When it comes to the strategically important region of the Western Balkans, the new pandemic has revealed several facts about China’s foreign policy. First and foremost, China still takes the simultaneous position of a developing economy and a superpower that wants to ensure global development by offering economic, political and medical assistance to countries worldwide. Then, the People’s Republic vigilantly monitors and pragmatically adapts to the situation of (in)action of the EU on the ground, alongside creating parallel structures of relations and normative frameworks, it legitimately lobbies and “infiltrates” preexisting models and forms of relations between the Western Balkans and the rest of the world and other great powers with its own (geo)economic, (geo)political and security interests.

The people’s Republic of China, as the “+1”, creates an atmosphere that encourages the eu to act as a coherent whole and to bring about changes in relations and strategic actions, both towards these EU candidate countries and towards China’s global ambitions

Although Beijing insists that its diplomacy is free of such values, it nonetheless creates an atmosphere that will be conducive to China’s understanding of international norms, building upon existing fields of common interest and opening new ones, placing Chinese surpluses of steel, glass, labour and foreign currency reserves, and achieving win-win cooperation as a form of realising national goals, which was shown through the organising of the China + 17 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

On the other side, the People’s Republic of China, as the “+1”, implements such strategies in supplementing and shifting relations with the Western Balkan region as a whole and the countries that comprise it geographically and politically, while at the same time creating an atmosphere that encourages the EU to act as a coherent whole and to bring about changes in relations and strategic actions, both towards these EU candidate countries and towards China’s global ambitions. In the same context, the newly arisen situation impacts on the EU when it comes to being able to participate on different terms in the creation of a security architecture, political climate and economic flows in the Western Balkans. However, a question still remains as to whether the countries of the Western Balkans possess the required institutional capacity, developed civil society and diplomatic “ingenuity” to utilise development opportunities by harmonising the different and sometimes conflicting interests of the EU and China, as well as the interests of other powerful states present in this part of the world.

In the end, everyone bears responsibility for their own actions.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

Support For The European Perspective And Dedication To The Principles Of International Law

We had a very open and constructive exchange of opinions regarding the latest developments in the Western Balkans, as well as the European perspective...

Time Of Paradoxes

The European Parliament has adopted the Report on Serbia that cites scandals and pressure exerted on the media and non-governmental organisations. Serbia has also...

Dušan Milisavljević Ph.D., Specialist Otolaryngologist And Professor At The University Of Niš Faculty Of Medicine

Charlatans Confuse Citizens

The health system in Serbia responded solidly to the challenge of the pandemic, showing resilience and perseverance based on the enthusiasm and love of...

Dr Jasmina Knežević, Founder And Director Of Bel Medic

Only Intelligent And Creative People Cooperating Will Save Humanity

We are not a rich, well-organised country with a practise of planning, but our public healthcare sector reorganised itself quickly and successfully. However, the...

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