Europe prepares its project in response to the Sino-Russian "New Silk Road"


The Three Seas Initiative is the most important geopolitical project that many have never even heard of. This is an attempt by 12 EU countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) to update physical and digital channels between the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Seas. The project is Europe's best response to the Sino-Russian "New Silk Road" and other "encroachments" by Moscow and Beijing, journalist Andreas Klute wrote in his article published by the US agency Bloomberg.


In 2015, Croatia and Poland launched this initiative. After that, it was supported by other post-Soviet countries and Austria. This entire huge region is lagging behind in its development from Western Europe and the project is aimed at correcting this situation. The countries participating in the project lack roads and railways, gas pipelines, oil pipelines, power lines and other communications from north to south. During the Soviet era, Moscow took care of the infrastructure from east to west so that Russian tanks and energy raw materials could be delivered to the right places without any problems. The project should change all this.

For example, Croatia and Poland intend to redirect US LNG through new pipelines. There is a “ghost of Russia” in Europe, Moscow is entangling the continent with its pipelines across the Black and Baltic Seas. Many Europeans fear that the Russians will start blackmailing them, using gas as a lever of pressure.

In addition to the construction of pipelines, the construction of roads and railways, river ports, bridges, fiber-optic communication lines, 5G telecommunication networks and other facilities is envisaged. However, China, striving to acquire the status of a superpower, is promoting its large-scale projects, which openly harms the European endeavor. The Chinese have a lot of money and they openly use it. In fact, Beijing is trying to spread its influence around the world through infrastructure projects.

At first, the EU was suspicious of the Three Seas Initiative, because Western European countries had to pay for everything, and the project itself resembled an attempt to rally Eastern Europe against Brussels. But this is not so, because the project is a far-sighted attempt to ensure the prosperity of the region while simultaneously ending the "bullying" by the Russian Federation and the "intervention" of the PRC. For example, the United States is simply delighted with a possible ban on the activities of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in the region.

The Three Seas Initiative is a great idea. Washington, Brussels, Berlin and other Western capitals must support her. The US and the EU have already promised a lot of money, but more is needed. The EU must make sure that Hungary and other countries stop "flirting and flirting" with China, declaring their loyalty to Brussels. The project should become a long overdue reconciliation between the West and the East of Europe. After that, the EU will become the new stronghold of the wider West, the author summed up.
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  1. Bakht Online Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 20 May 2021 12: 59
    +3
    The US and the EU have already promised a lot of money, but more is needed.

    No further comment is needed.
    It can only be added that the author is clearly at odds with geography and logic. But if you want more money, then it will do.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 20 May 2021 13: 20
    +5
    And if not the Silk Road, then what and where are Bulgaria and Romania going to redirect with the Tribaltica and Poland? Change beer to brandy? What is their real purchasing power, without EU subsidies? Otherwise, it's just a rogue or running on the spot.
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 20 May 2021 13: 26
    +2
    The US and the EU have already promised a lot of money, but more is needed.

  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 20 May 2021 13: 55
    +4
    The Eastern European members of the EU are dependent on their Western counterparts and, in fact, are their possessions.
    This region will never be equal to Western Europe, because transnational corporations and banks concentrated in Western Europe will never allow this.
    For the funds provided for the construction of transport and other infrastructure, Eastern Europe will pay with interest, and Western Europe will use it.
    The Three Seas Initiative is a regional project and cannot be compared with the global initiatives of the PRC, and therefore is not of fundamental importance. They want to drive Schasovsky gas back and forth, let them drive it, because of this it will not be cheaper for consumers.
    For Western Europe, priority is given to strategic pipelines from the fields of Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Libya, passing through Turkey from the Asian states and the Persian Gulf.
    So in three seas the Eastern European members of the EU will tumble in an anti-Russian frenzy.
  5. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 20 May 2021 19: 55
    +1
    Classic carrot on a stick.
    For donkeys.

    At first, the EU was suspicious of the Three Seas Initiative, because Western European countries had to pay for everything, and the project itself resembled an attempt to rally Eastern Europe against Brussels. But this is not so, because the project is a far-sighted attempt to ensure the prosperity of the region while simultaneously ending the "bullying" by the Russian Federation and the "intervention" of the PRC.

    The US and the EU have already promised a lot of money, but more is needed. The EU must make sure that Hungary and other countries stop "flirting and flirting" with China, declaring their loyalty to Brussels.

    The United States and Brussels will not give anything until Warsaw and Budapest have sworn allegiance (Prague has already "declared its allegiance").

    The funny thing is that they won't give anything later.
    Bulgarians won't let you lie.
    Promising doesn't mean getting married .. No.
  6. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 21 May 2021 21: 01
    -1
    from east to west so that Russian tanks and energy raw materials can be delivered to the right places without any problems

    What to do, how to live?