Three Seas Initiative: Mapping National Perspectives

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Publication Date 2022
ISBN 978-9934-567-82-7
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This publication offers a collection of articles that discuss priorities of the Initiative from the countries’ perspective. Each of the article identifies both challenges and opportunities to the members participating in the Initiative. The publication provides the reader with an insight into the diversified views on the Initiative, the main shortcomings and the future of the Initiative as envisaged by international experts. Noting the changing international environment caused by the Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in 2022, publication is also addressing how the recent security developments affects the Initiative.

Table of Contents:

  • Address by the President of the Republic of Latvia | Egils Levits
  • Address by the Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia | Edgars Rinkēvičs
  • Austria: The bridge-building approach to the Three Seas Initiative - avenues for improvement | Velina Tchakarova & Lívia Benko
  • Bulgaria: Sense, sensibility and wariness | Plamen Ralchev
  • Croatia: In search for visibility and stronger support | Ana-Maria Boromisa & Višnja Samardžija
  • Czech Republic: A stalemate and promising circumstances | Vít Dostál
  • Estonia: The increased focus on geopolitics after Russia’s invasion in Ukraine | Illimar Ploom & Viljar Veebel
  • Hungary: Giving the minimum | Zsombor Zeöld
  • Latvia: Engagement in the Three Seas Initiative and prioritising geopolitics | Imants Lieģis
  • Lithuania: The search for synergies | Gediminas Varvuolis & Gediminas Vitkus
  • Poland: Regional leadership stunted by governance dilemmas | Kamil Jarończyk & Wojciech Przybylski
  • Romania: Transforming the Three Seas Initiative into a strategic opportunity. A short overview | Mihai Sebe
  • Slovakia: Strengthening regional position and addressing new challenges | Lucia Mokrá
  • Slovenia: High interest in the complementarity of the Three Seas Initiative with EU regional development frameworks | Ana Bojinović Fenko
  • The Three Seas Initiative: A case for America’s economic statecraft imperative | Anthony B. Kim
  • Conclusions: Putting together the puzzle by mapping national perspectives | Andris Sprūds & Mārtiņš Vargulis 
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