SCB No. 49 (3/2021), Volume 14

Belt and Road Initiative trends in the European Union and Iran

Zuzana Borovská

As a turning point in the functioning of the world economy so far, we can consider the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), led under the auspices of China (PRC), which promises to establish a world trade order and transport and logistics networks be-tween Asia and Europe.


Current State of the Absorption of EU Funds during the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union in Slovakia

Tomáš Kajánek

The European Union´s budget and the Multiannual Financial Framework are the EU´s main instruments for financing European policies. Currently, we witness a low intensity of absorption of the financial resources allocated under these instruments in selected Member States through the broad variety of operational programmes that vary from one Member State to another.