The Chinese “One Belt, One Road” Initiative – new opportunities for the European Union and its neighbours in the Black Sea region

Georgy Tchankov Georgiev

Abstract


The Chinese “One Belt, One Road” Initiative offers good opportunities for economic development and security to the Eurasian counties. The project is on a large scale and bases on a solid economic, nut also political foundation. Part of the routes lead through the difficult to define Black Sea region. If the EU succeeds to coordinate the policies of its Black Sea member-states, it would be able to benefit from the participation in the project.

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