The Varna Quadrilateral: A New Format for Regional Cooperation

Author
Jakub Pieńkowski, Tomasz Żornaczuk
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Initiated at the end of 2017, the Varna Quadrilateral is a forum for cooperation between Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania. It is intended to improve coordination of cross-border infrastructure and energy investments between the largest countries in southeastern Europe. Meetings to date also show that collaboration can have clear political elements. However, a half year after the inauguration of the new initiative, its future is in doubt due to the great differences between its members.
Topic
International Affairs
Political Geography
Europe