Pompeo begins tour in long-overlooked central Europe

By |februar 11th, 2019|Black Sea, Central Europe, China, ExxonMobil, fighter jet, Huawei, Hungary, Iran nuclear deal, Mike Pompeo, military procurement, Nato, News, offshore gas, Paks nuclear central, Peter Szijjarto, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, transatlantic relations, Turkish Stream|

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Hungary, Slovakia and Poland this week he wants to make up for a lack of US engagement that opened the door to more Chinese and Russian influence in central Europe, administration officials say.

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China says 16+1 summits are good for EU

By |maj 23rd, 2018|Bulgaria, Bulgarian Presidency, Central Europe, China, geopolitics, News, One Belt One Road strategy, Visegrad 4, Wang Yi, Western Balkans|

Annual summits between China and central and eastern European countries are beneficial to the European Union as a whole, the Chinese government told Bulgaria's foreign minister, brushing off concerns that Beijing is seeking to divide the continent.

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After European funds dry out, will China bring ‘better’ tomorrows?

By |maj 1st, 2018|Central Europe, China, New Silk Road, News|

Taking EU funds away from Central European member states will reinforce Chinese influence in the region, argues Matej Šimalčík.

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After Bulgaria, Slovakia too fails to ratify the Istanbul Convention

By |februar 23rd, 2018|Bulgaria, Catholic church, Central Europe, conservative values, domestic violence, EPP, family values, gay marriage, Gender, Istanbul Convention, News, Orthodox Church, Slovakia, social democrats|

A wave of opposition in Central Europe to so-called “gender ideology” has led Bulgaria on 15 February, and then Slovakia yesterday (22 February) to oppose ratifying the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

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Austria opts for dialogue with the Visegrád four

By |februar 1st, 2018|Aleksandar Vučić, Austria, Central Europe, News, Sebastian Kurz, Serbia's EU accession, Viktor Orbán, Visegrád Group|

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is an irritation to many EU politicians. However, it is becoming clear that the new Austrian government relies on dialogue and wants to fulfil a "bridging function". EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.

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At Budapest summit, China strengthens its grip on Central Europe and Balkans

By |november 28th, 2017|Boyko Borissov, Central Europe, China, infrastructure, Li Keqiang, News, Viktor Orbán, Western Balkans|

A 16+1 summit of the Central and Eastern European Countries and China took place yesterday (27 November) in Budapest, hosted by the Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán. His Bulgarian colleague Boyko Borissov announced that next years’ summit will take place in Sofia.

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NATO visionaries: Artificial intelligence has huge potential for future military capacity

By |november 28th, 2017|Central Europe, China, Cyber Attack, cyber security, defence procurement, European defence, GLOBSEC, hybrid war, India, Nato, News, pesco, Russia, Slovakia, terrorism, Turkey|

The GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative, led by retired General John R. Allen, presented on Monday (27 November) its final report on the future of the Alliance. In a wide-ranging interview, EURACTIV.com spoke to General Allen and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, former Deputy Secretary-General of NATO.  

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Romania to withdraw Rosia Montana UNESCO application

By |avgust 31st, 2017|Central Europe, Dacian Cioloş, gold mining, News, Romania, UNESCO|

Two years ago, Romanians decided not to host Europe’s largest gold mine and filed for world heritage protection under UNESCO. In a new turn of events, Bucharest is now withdrawing its application in view of a settlement with the Canadian mining company owning the site, writes Claudia Ciobanu.

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Trump arrives in Warsaw, kicking off second Europe trip

By |julij 6th, 2017|Andrzej Duda, Central Europe, Climate Change, Donald Trump, G20, Nato, News, PiS, Poland|

Donald Trump arrived for high-stakes visit to Europe yesterday evening (5 July), landing in Poland ahead of his first G20 summit in Hamburg and a closely-watched meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Trump to promote US LNG exports at Warsaw summit

By |julij 3rd, 2017|Central Europe, coal, Donald Trump, fracking, fuelling growth, G20, Jarosław Kaczyński, LNG, News, Nord Stream-2, PiS, Poland, shale gas, Ukraine|

US President Donald Trump plans to promote US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports at a meeting next Thursday (6 July) in Warsaw with a dozen leaders from Central and Eastern Europe, a region heavily reliant on Russian supplies.

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