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Find out about Europe’s geopolitical and economic prospects. Our reports analyse the current political map of the old continent and, in addition, details the region’s main economies and how they compare with each other. Keeping an eye on the geopolitical landscape is a crucial skill for business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to help them understand the world in which they operate.

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Georgia’s path towards Europe and the West

Georgia’s foreign policy and national identity have been significantly influenced by its European orientation, a strategic stance that has shaped its diplomatic, economic, and security decisions. As Georgia continues its path towards EU accession, the interplay between historical legacy, societal consensus, and ongoing political efforts will remain pivotal in defining…
Léo Portal
2024-03-20
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Interconnector Bulgaria-Serbia: closer ties with Azerbaijan and resilient European energy markets

The Serbo-Bulgarian Gas Connector, formally known as the Interconnector Bulgaria-Serbia (IBS), represents a critical infrastructural and geopolitical development in the energy sector of Southeast Europe. The inauguration of the construction works on the Bulgarian section of this gas interconnector was a significant milestone, underscoring its importance as an EU Project…
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Political and financial conditions for infrastructure investments of China and EU in the Western Balkan countries

This contribution is part of the book “The Dragon at the Gates of Europe: Chinese presence in the Balkans and Central-Eastern Europe” (more info here) and has been selected for open access publication on Blue Europe website for a wider reach. Citation: Stojadinovic, Sonja, Political and financial conditions for infrastructure investments of China and…
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Chinese Influence in Hungary: a multifaceted relationship

Réka Koleszár – Indipendent Researcher Réka Koleszár is an independent researcher focusing on the relations between the European Union and Asia, in particular East Asia. Her experience spans international organisations and think tanks including working for the Council of the European Union and the European Policy Centre. Réka holds an…
Guest Writer
2024-02-16
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Challenges of Chinese soft power in Western Balkans

Richard Straka – Center for monitoring, reporting and analysis Richard Straka is a graduate in International Relations and European Studies at the Comenius University, and currently PhD candidate at the University in Banská Bystrica. His research focuses mainly on conflicts, the far right, disinformation and the geopolitical situation in Eastern…
Guest Writer
2024-01-31
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Baltic States: From Pragmatism To Cooling Of Relations

Tomáš Kolomazník - Center for Security Consulting (CSC) Tomáš Kolomaznik is PhD in Sociology from Charles University and has worked in the Ministry of Defence of Czechia, Foreign Liaison Office, as the dean of the department, where gained a wealth of knowledge being responsible for bilateral cooperation. He then worked…
Guest Writer
2024-01-29
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