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The role of the 17+1 format in dividing the EU

By Juris Paiders on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The “17+1” format created by China in 2012, as part of which it has been attempting to acquire influence in 17 Eastern European countries from the Baltics to the Balkans, has received a blow. Tuesday, six nations, including Latvia, didn’t respond to the invitation to participate in a highest-level online summit with Xi Jinping. China’s “divide and conquer” policy, i.e. it’s strategy to divide EU’s joint policies by offering Eastern Europe one…