Edita Stojić Karanović
Edita Stojić Karanović
PhD; Research Professor, Former Director of the Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade; Founder-President of the International Scientific Forum "Danube - River of Cooperation" (www.danube-cooperation.com); Assembly-Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.
The Usefulness of the Danube Strategy for the 16+1 Mechanism and the Belt and Road Initiative

The Usefulness of the Danube Strategy for the 16+1 Mechanism and the Belt and Road Initiative

On the initiative of the People’s Republic of China aimed at intensifying and expanding cooperation with 11 EU member and 5 non-EU member states all in Eastern and South-East Europe the so-called “16+1” mechanism for cooperation was established. It embraces several fields, from investments, transport and finance, to science, education and culture. In the framework of the initiative, China has defined three potential priority areas for economic cooperation: infrastructure, high technologies and green technologies. For ensuring continuous development of the cooperation, a platform of regular meetings was established in 2012. At these meetings, the Chinese Prime Minister meets once a year with the leaders of the 16 countries. Upon the “16+1” mechanism the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) of China got a strong support for realization in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. More

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