(Semi-)Authoritarian Regimes and Their Legitimacy Claims in the CEE: The Case of China

Friday, 12 June 2020 at 10:00 - 12:00

ZOOM, Bratislava

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Growing influence of Beijing that managed to overcome regards as the world’s factory, distresses the traditional world leaders. The communist regime has been gaining credibility by many, often becoming their own creditor, yet also facing predictable opposition. The EU, pushed from both East and West, has been challenged to pick sides in various cases but, at the same time, has been only slowly managing the coordinated response of all 27 countries. Central European countries, which in some respect lacked leadership from Brussels, recently became the target of China’s ‘mask diplomacy’, which gained emotional responses among the public. But much more is at stake, as not only ideology and long-term partnerships are being questioned.

EuroPolicy in a cooperation with the Prague Office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung invites you to the last of the 3-part stakeholder discussion series on the (Semi-)Authoritarian Regimes and their legitimacy claims in Central and Eastern Europe.

Online stakeholder discussion, in a form of an online panel and discussion, intends to connect people active in the field and contribute to the region-wide debate on political intention of China in the CEE. It shall investigate details of Beijing’s agenda towards the EU and particularly the Central European countries, give floor to a detailed examination of state-of-play and plans in economic engagement, public health and ideology matters, and also look for directions of the future possibilities in cooperation with China.

PANELISTS:

  • Ágnes Szunomár, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Research Group on Development Economics, CERS Institute of World Economics, Budapest, Hungary
  • Una Bērziņa-Čerenkova, Head of Riga Stradins University, China Studies Centre and Head of the New Silk Road program at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Riga, Latvia
  • Matej Šimalčík, Executive Director, Central European Institute of Asian Studies, Bratislava, Slovakia

MODERATOR:

  • Lucia Yar, EURACTIV Slovakia

If you wish to attend the online stakeholder discussion, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This event is organized by EuroPolicy in cooperation with the Prague Office of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and EURACTIV Slovakia.

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