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Baltic vs. Beijing: Lithuania, Estonia snub Xi’s eastern summit

Baltic states have to keep a close eye on relations with the US, which guarantees their security through NATO.

At least two Baltic countries will snub China’s invitation for leaders to attend President Xi Jinping’s “17+1” summit next week, sending lower-level ministers instead.

  • Stuart Lau
  • Politico

Beijing uses the 17+1 diplomatic format as a way to strengthen its ties with 17 Eastern European countries, 12 of them inside the EU, largely by focusing on big infrastructure…

But the geopolitics looming over such a summit are increasingly fraught for the three small Baltic countries as the new U.S. administration of…

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