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Greece joins 16+1 Initiative for regional trade with China

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Friday welcomed Greece as the 17th member of the 16+1 Initiative of Central and Eastern European countries plus China at a summit of the initiative on trade held in Dubrovnik.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sought to allay concerns that it is violating European Union competition rules, pledging to respect standards and fair trade.  

China pledges to increase trade with CEE countries

China pledged on Friday to increase trade with Central European countries and provide more financial support for major cross border infrastructure projects to promote regional cooperation.

China seeks to reassure Europe at Croatia summit

China's prime minister promised Friday that his government will respect European standards and fair trade, seeking to allay concerns that it is flouting European Union competition rules with huge investments on the continent.
Opening an annual summit between Eastern and Central European nations and China, Li Keqiang said "we intend to fully respect European standards."

Jasenovac Camp Victims Commemorated Separately Again

Commemoration in Jasenovac. Photo: Lovorka Sosic.

Despite rain, about 2,000 people gathered on Friday for the annual commemoration of the victims of the camp at Jasenovac, site of an infamous World War II concentration camp run by the wartime Croatian fascist Ustase regime.

PM Dancila attends opening of business and trade forum on sidelines of 16+1 Dubrovnik Summit

Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Friday participated in the opening of a business and trade forum in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on the side-lines of a summit of the heads of government of the Central and Eastern Europe - China 16 + 1 co-operation format, where a website of the 16+1 SME management co-ordination mechanism managed by Croatia was inaugurated.

Chinese to invest in Serbia's energy sector - minister

Serbian Minister of Energy and Mining Aleksandar Antic said this in Croatia on Friday, where he is a member of the Serbian delegation attending a meeting of the Central and Eastern European Countries and China (16+1).

Greece joins China's 16+1 initiative

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Friday welcomed Greece as the 17th European member of the Cooperation of Central and Eastern European countries and China, known as the 16+1 initiative, at the opening of the fifth CEEC-China Summit, in Dubrovnik.

Serbian PM meets with Chinese counterpart

The meeting took place in Croatia during the gathering of the heads of government of the Central and Eastern European Countries and China (16+1).

Tsipras to attend 16+1 Summit

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to attend Friday's 16+1 Summit in Dubrovnik, Croatia, between China and 16 European countries - 11 of which are European Union member-states.

According to reports, Tsipras may also meet with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. 

China's spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe's cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble to counter Beijing's mounting economic and political influence on the continent.

Croatia Welcomes Chinese Leader to 16+1 Summit

The Adriatic city of Dubrovnik, Croatia's best-known tourist destination, on Thursday and Friday will host the 16 + 1 summit, a Chinese initiative to strengthen business ties between China and 16 countries from Central and Eastern Europe.

Sarajevo to Pay €358,000 for War Crime Suspects’ Defence

Vasvija Vidovic, a lawyer who has represented former Bosnian Army soldiers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Bosnian state court, argued that defendants find themselves difficult financial situations because trials are long-running and very expensive.