Boosting cooperation between China and central Europe is also in the interest of the whole of the European Union, Hungary’s foreign minister said after a China-CEE summit in Sofia on Saturday. Continue reading “Szijjarto: China-CEE co-operation also in EU’s interest”
The Pallas Athene Geopolitical and Innovation Research Institute (PAIGEO) organised a debate on Tuesday entitled “Bridgehead or buffer zone? Central Eastern Europe’s 21st century role between Europe and Asia”, Hungarian news site Alfahir.hu reports (the complete article can be found in English here). Continue reading “Experts: Hungary can’t simply become a bridgehead”
Two-thirds of citizens in central and eastern Europe want to see regional cooperation further strengthened, the head of the Nezopont Institute said at a conference on the subject in Budapest on Wednesday. Continue reading “CEE citizens support regional cooperation”
According to a poll conducted by the Nezopont Institute in ten Central Eastern European countries (including Hungary), 49% of Central Europeans were dissatisfied with the European Union’s leadership.
In the absence of similar European funding, the financing provided by China is the most favourable for the upgrade of the Budapest-Belgrade railway line, Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday. Continue reading “Chinese financing is best for Budapest-Belgrade rail project – Szijjarto”
Economic jealousy towards Chinese investors is behind the Western concerns regarding the 16+1 cooperation, Liu Zuokui, Director of the Department of Central and Eastern European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences told Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet. Continue reading ““The EU has no answer to CEE’s economic needs””
Li Keqiang, China’s prime minister expressed his gratitude for the organisation of the China-CEE 16+1 summit and the warm welcome in Budapest in a letter to his Hungarian counterpart, Viktor Orban. Continue reading “Chinese premier thanks Orban”