A highway connecting the city of Bar on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast to landlocked neighbour Serbia is seen under construction on Monday. Photo: AFP

China building influence in Western Balkans as infrastructure investment matches that of EU

  • Chinese firms are filling development gaps in cash-strapped countries whose dreams of entering the EU are fading
  • But EU official says there are concerns over ‘socioeconomic and financial effects some of China’s investments can have’
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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A highway connecting the city of Bar on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast to landlocked neighbour Serbia is seen under construction on Monday. Photo: AFP
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