China’s expanding footprint in Southeastern, Central, and Eastern Europe has created new opportunities for trade and investment.

At the same time, Beijing’s frequent exploitation of local vulnerabilities—fragile state institutions, elite capture, and weak civil societies—undermines political and economic stability and complicates the EU’s ability to reach consensus on foreign policy decisions.

Join Carnegie Europe for a conversation on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s recent report China’s Influence in Southeastern, Central, and Eastern Europe: Vulnerabilities and Resilience in Four Countries.

Andreea Brînză, Philippe Le Corre, Tamás Matura, and Thomas de Waal will examine how governments in Greece, Romania, Hungary, and Georgia can better manage their weaknesses and build resilience into their interactions with China, and what the EU and the United States can do to support them. Judy Dempsey will moderate.

To submit a question for the event, please use the YouTube chat, email brussels@ceip.org, or tweet at us @Carnegie_Europe.

This event is part of a global project to better understand Chinese activities in eight “pivot” countries in two strategic regions. The aforementioned publication is available in both Greek and Hungarian. The second report, “China’s Influence in South Asia: Vulnerabilities and Resilience in Four Countries,” is available here.