The Balkan peninsula is somewhat a terminal for the Chinese One Road, One Belt Initiative. This year, however, the Chinese presence in the Balkans becomes a worrying sign for the European Union.
Poland will soon stop being the only CSE country among the co-owners of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). As many as 25 countries will join this year, including Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic.
China plans to establish a EUR10bn fund for investments projects in CSE, declared the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang during a summit in Riga in November 2016.