21 Feb 2017
Europe and China’s New Silk Roads
Edited by: Frans-Paul van der Putten, John Seaman, Mikko Huotari, Alice Ekman, Miguel Otero-Iglesias
The European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) is a gathering of China experts from a selection of European policy research institutes. It is devoted to the study of Chinese foreign policy and European Union (EU)-China relations and facilitates regular exchanges among participating researchers. ETNC strives to deepen the understanding of how Europe, as a complex set of actors, relates with China and how China's development and evolving global role will impact the future of Europe. When examining the EU-China relationship, the network's discussions, analyses and recommendations take a decidedly 'bottom-up' approach, examining the bilateral relationships between individual EU member states and China in order to generate a more complex perspective on the broader EU-China relationship.
This report contains the following articles regarding the Europe-China relations on the back of China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, which are contributed by various academics and/or analysts.
- The Role of OBOR in Europe-China Relations
- The Czech Republic: New Strategic Partnership with China, yet Little Real OBOR Touch
- OBOR from a Danish Perspective: Still Mainly Limited to the AIIB
- France: On the Periphery of China's New Silk Roads
- Germany and the 'Belt and Road' Initiative: Tackling Geopolitical Implications through Multilateral Frameworks
- 'One Belt, One Road' Projects in Greece: A Key Driver of Sino-Greek Relations
- Hungary: Along the New Silk Road across Central Europe
- OBOR and Italy: Strengthening the Southern Route of the Maritime Silk Road
- The Netherlands and the New Silk Road: Threats and Opportunities resulting from Changing Trade Routes
- Poland on the Silk Road in Central Europe: To Become a Hub of Hubs?
- Portugal and OBOR: Welcoming, but Lacking a Strategy
- Slovakia: Disconnected from China's New Silk Road
- Spain: Looking for Opportunities in OBOR
- 'One Belt, One Road' in the Swedish Context
- The United Kingdom: A Platform for Commercial Cooperation
- The EU Level: 'Belt and Road' Initiative Slowly Coming to Terms with the EU Rules-based Approach
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