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Should We Be Afraid of Chinese Money in Ukraine?

CIPE Europe & Eurasia Deputy Regional Director Eric Hontz delivered opening remarks at the Centre for Economic Strategy's event, "Should we be afraid of Chinese money in Ukraine?" Speakers focused on timely issues between China and Ukraine, including important developments in bilateral Ukrainian-Chinese economic relations, Chinese business practices in Ukraine, and government strategy.

Promoting Constructive Capital in Bulgaria: Unlocking Bulgarian Regions’ Potential for Private Sector Innovation

Please join CIPE partner, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD)'s event featuring Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and CIPE Vice Chairman of the Board Kim Holmes on September 28. Together, the speakers will discuss how Bulgaria can use the EU recovery and resilience funding to leverage constructive capital from the private sector to advance the country's digital and sustainability capacities. This event will be live-streamed on CSD's Facebook and YouTube accounts.

The Private Sector’s Role in Combating Corrosive Capital in Central Europe

CIPE and Central European Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS) new paper series authors discuss how the private sector can play a unique leadership role in combating corrosive capital in Central Europe.

Gas and Dirty Money‎: Russian Corrosive Capital in Latvia

In this paper, author Evija Djatkovica highlights the need for collaboration between public and private sectors to tackle Russian corrosive capital in Latvia. Djatkovica's extensive analysis focuses on Russia’s malign economic footprint in Latvia, ‎Moscow’s regional foreign policy toolkit, including ethnic Russian communities, and ‎how geopolitical ambitions expose the three Baltic states much more broadly to Russia’s ‎influence.‎

Many a Mickle Makes a Muckle: Chinese Corrosive Capital in Croatia

This paper provides a review of economic relations between Croatia and China, including trade and investment trends, followed by case studies of corrosive capital financing or financing affected by potential long-term Chinese political influence in Croatia. It also offers recommendations to counter corrosive capital and promote constructive capital influx into Croatia.

Danger Almost Deferred? Chinese Corrosive Capital in Bulgaria and Romania

This paper by Rumena Filipova provides a captivating insight into the financial presence of China in two countries of the Eastern Balkans – Bulgaria and Romania, and Chinese tactics of using corrosive capital to influence political decision-making.