EU rebuffs Montenegro plea to help repay $1B Chinese highway loan

‘We are not repaying the loans they are taking from third parties,’ says European Commission.

Brussels on Monday rejected a call by Montenegro’s government to help finance a $1 billion Chinese loan for an unfinished highway project that has plunged the EU accession candidate…

  • Hans von der Burchard
  • Politico

Senior government officials have urged the EU in recent weeks to help Montenegro repay the loan, which amounts to one-quarter of the country’s overall debt, and has shone a spotlight…

But the European Commission said it was not going to comply with that request:

“The EU is already the…

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