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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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The Dragon at the Gates of Europe

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: Bogoni, Andrea, Foreword, in: Andrea Bogoni and Brian…
Andrea Bogoni
2024-01-18
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Croatia and the EU: ten years after

Ten years ago, Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union and since then it has achieved its most important strategic goals and reduced the development gap with the ‘historic’ members to some extent, but due to the opening of European doors to its workers, it is facing a…
Léo Portal
2023-12-12
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The EU enlargement in the Western Balkans: new challenges after the war

Introduction The large-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia since February 2022 has radically transformed the international political environment and internal balances within the European Union and, predictably, has also affected relations with the Western Balkans. The process of European integration of the six countries in the region (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina,…
Léo Portal
2023-08-31
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