The Western Balkans in Transition

IIEA29th April 20162min
The Western Balkans are of significant importance to the EU on critical issues such as security and migration, and the Union has developed a policy to support their gradual integration.

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About the Speech:

The Western Balkans are of significant importance to the EU on critical issues such as security and migration, and the Union has developed a policy to support their gradual integration. This policy has already yielded a successful accession country, in the form of Croatia, but the region continues to present challenges, with many of the states still pursuing much-needed structural reforms. This IIEA and DG NEAR event provided a forum to discuss the current state of play in the region, isolate the challenges ahead, and provided a perspective on the role that regional cooperation can play in guiding the transition and integration of the Western Balkans.

 

 

About the Speaker:

Speakers at this event will include: Catherine Wendt, Director, Western Balkans, DG NEAR, European Commission; Peter Sanfey, Deputy Director of Country Economics and Policy, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and Andreja Stojkovski, President of the Macedonian Centre for European Training.