In this paper, Damir Marusic, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, analyzes the impacts of corrosive capital on corruption in the Western Balkans. He presents and examines the key findings of four recently published policy reports by Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) local partners in North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. Each report investigates the negative economic and environmental consequences associated with Chinese investment throughout the region. To close, Marusic provides a series of recommendations for the European Union (EU) and national governments to prevent corrosive impacts from exacerbating the region’s governance gaps and struggles with corruption.
Published Date: May 17, 2021