NINGBO – June 9, 2021 - Jasna Plevnik, President of the Geoeconomic Forum has been invited to deliver a speech at the online and live “High-quality Development of China-CEEC’s Local Cooperation” Forum held in Ningboon the sidelines of the China-CEEC’s Expo that is a gate for good from CCEE to China's market. The academic conference was hosted and organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the People's Government of Zhejiang Province, organized by the Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the China-CEEC Think Tanks Network, and Ningbo Municipal People's Government. The academics were focused on trade, scientific, and technology issues in the context of environmental protection. Ningbo’s Expo aims to improve CEECs present in China market. The products from Central and Eastern European countries still have to go long way to become known to Chinese consumers and to stop the widening of the trade deficit with China.
BELGRADE - March 3, 2021 - Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade organized an online international round table "China and the Balkans: Past, Present, and Prospects". The meeting was moderated by the head of the Centre for “Belt and Road” of the Institute of International Politics and Economics Dr. Ivona Lađevac,
Director of the Institute prof. Dr. Branislav Đorđevic said in his introduction speech that the meeting aims to provide insight into the current development of foreign policy and economic relations between the Balkans and China and on that basis to discuss in which direction relations will develop in the future.
Dr. Jasna Plevnik, President of the Geoeconomic Forum, Croatia, said, „the Institute for International Politics and Economics has a central position in the region in researching modern relations between China and the Balkans.
The participants of the round table emphasized that the "17 + 1" Initiative has significantly improved economic, academic and cultural relations between Balkan countries and the People's Republic of China. The relations have been discussed in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The speakers were Li Manchang, former Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Serbia, prof. Dr. Žarko Obradović from the Faculty of Security, Serbia, Amel Kovačević, former Ambassador of the Federation, Dr. Anastas Vangeli, Research Associate ESSCA EU and Asian Institute, Northern Macedonia, Dr. Katarina Zakić, Research Associate, Institute of International Politics and Economy, Serbia and Nenad Stekić, Research Associate, Institute of International Politics and Economics, Serbia.
LONDON - Feb 9, 2021, 01:30 PM- The LINK, one - hour CGTN's news show, invited, on February 9, 2021, President of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia Dr. Jasna Plevnik to comment the China-CEEC online Summit chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping and held in Beijing the same day.
Jamie Owen anchor of CGTN Europe from the new London broadcast center talked with Jasna Plevnik.
It was the highest-level summit since the establishment of the cooperation mechanism that has charted the course for post-pandemic cooperation.
Jasna Plevnik stated that the current accumulation of public debt in the countries participating in the 17 plus China could be a factor that might slow down cooperation in the field of large infrastructure projects.