Seminar 1 - "THE EU, CHINA AND THE WESTERN BALKANS: THE CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS OF FURTHER INTEGRATION" was organized by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Montenegro on 27 May, 2021 at 11am CET. The event was held at EU info centre in Podgorica, while international participants took part on Zoom platform. 

This seminar explored the balance of power between China and the European Union in relation to the region. The aim was to consider whether and to what extent the presence of China could have an effect on the Western Balkans’ relationship with the European Union, and the potential impact on the accession prospects of nations in the region. 

Professor Kong Tianping, from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences held a second guest lecture at the University of Montengro, Faculty of Economics on May 25, 2021. Students enrolled in a Master programme, taking the course Globalization and Economic Policy, had the opportunity to hear about China’s perception of the Western Balkans and its policy toward the Western Balkans.

Professor Kong Tianping from the Institute of European Studies, which affiliates to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, held a first set of online guest lectures titled „Economic Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: Lessons and Reflection“. The lectures were held on May 18 at the master course Globalization and Economic Policy and on May 20 at the undergraduate course International Economics, at the University of Montenegro, Faculty of Economics.

In his lecture, prof...

After a series of guest lectures by professor Michael Kaeding and professor Jing Men, given at both University of Montenegro and the partner university - University Donja Gorica, students from undergraduate and master programs from Faculty of Economics (UoM) and Humanistic Studies (UDG) had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss interesting topics with guest lecturers. 

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