- Ivana Karásková, Research Fellow, Association for International Affairs
- Jakub Jakóbowski, Senior Fellow, Centre for Eastern Studies
- Tamás Matura, Assistant Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest
- Janka Oertel, Director, Asia Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations
Europe is recalibrating its relationship with China. The growing scepticism about the future trajectory of the relationship is accelerated by the controversial Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) as well the most recent sanctions via-a-vis China. At the same time, the EU’s new focus on economic sovereignty and supply chain resilience provides an opportunity for a more robust and coherent EU policy on China as well as a joint transatlantic approach.
What is the place of Central and Eastern Europe in this new context of EU-US-China relations? What are the specific interests of the Visegrad countries vis-à-vis China? How can they be integrated into a coherent European approach? How can the EU enable all member states to become more engaged in shaping a coherent EU policy on China? What role will the 17+1 format play in the future?
In this debate, Ivana Karásková, Jakub Jakóbowski, Tamás Matura and Janka Oertel will discuss the national perspectives of the CEE countries on China and their role in developing a coherent EU approach.
The debate will be held on-the-record and in English with simultaneous translation into Polish.