Analysis Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs China in the Balkans: the battle of principles 25 Oct 2017 - 15:11 Photo: Todd Lappin / Flickr Back to archive China’s Silk Road project may give a short- term economic boost but it is undermining the EU reform agenda in the Balkans. Read the full article in our dossier: 'The Western Balkans at the edge?' Share Authors Michal Makocki Associated with the European Union Institute for Security Studies Related publications AnalysisConflict and Fragility The Western Balkans: A region in crisis 26 Oct 2017 - 14:39 0 Comments Add new comment Your name Subject Comment About text formats Text format Restricted HTMLPlain text Restricted HTML Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id> Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically. Plain text No HTML tags allowed. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.