Levels of Sino-Croatian Economic Relations

Original scientific paper

Kristijan Kotarski ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb
Lidija Kos-Stanišić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-9013-6088 ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb

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This paper will give a comprehensive framework of the current Sino-Croatian economic relations. It will be primarily contextualised by Croatia’s status as the newest EU member-state and by its membership in the China + 16 framework for political, cultural and economic cooperation. Taking stock of this new institutional framework is essential in order to understand both the potential and the limitations to Sino-Croatian economic relations. Therefore, we will address this issue by nesting Croatian foreign economic policy within three hierarchical layers: the layer of Croatian membership in the EU, the layer of the China + 16 framework and, finally, the layer of the bilateral relationship between the Republic of Croatia and the PRC. This reality is also confirmed by the recent statement by Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the President of the Republic of Croatia.

Croatia; China; Foreign Economic Policy; China + 16; EU

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