A van travels along the first stretch of the highway, which will eventually link the Adriatic with the Serbian border. Photo: AFP
A van travels along the first stretch of the highway, which will eventually link the Adriatic with the Serbian border. Photo: AFP

EU says it won’t pay off Montenegro’s billion-dollar highway debt to China

  • Balkan nation had begged Brussels to help cover the costs of the project, which has been described as one of the most expensive stretches of road in the world
  • The project has raised concerns about the impact of Chinese investment, but a spokesman for the EU said it does not pay off partners’ loans from third parties

A van travels along the first stretch of the highway, which will eventually link the Adriatic with the Serbian border. Photo: AFP
A van travels along the first stretch of the highway, which will eventually link the Adriatic with the Serbian border. Photo: AFP
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