4 March 2017
Delphi – ESI at the Delphi Economic Forum: Facing the refugee crisis and managing the EU response
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis – Gerald Knaus. Photo: Delphi Economic Forum
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis – Gerald Knaus. Photo: Delphi Economic Forum

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in the Delphi Economic Forum where he spoke at the Panel on "Migration: Facing the crisis and managing the EU response". Other speakers on the panel were Philippe Leclerc, Representative in Greece, UNHCR, Werner Patzelt, Founding Professor, Chair for Political Systems and System Comparison; Dresden Institute for Political Science, and Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean, Hellenic Republic (2013-2015); Head of the Migration Policy Sector, New Democracy. The panel was moderated by Susanna Vogt, Head of Greece Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

The migration crisis has sparkled off an uncoordinated response in an already politically tense European Union. Although many fear that it is a matter of time until the EU-Turkey agreement fails, Member States do not agree on a common line. On top of that policy makers need to work on integration strategies.

Capital.gr, "Οικονομικό Φόρουμ Δελφών: 'Η πολιτική ανοιχτών συνόρων θα πλήξει την δημοκρατία στην Ευρώπη'" ("Economic Delphi Forum: 'The policy of open borders will hurt democracy in Europe'") (5 March 2017)

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis – Gerald Knaus – Susanna Vogt – Philippe Leclerc – Werner Patzelt. Photo: Delphi Economic Forum
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis – Gerald Knaus – Susanna Vogt – Philippe Leclerc – Werner Patzelt. Photo: Delphi Economic Forum
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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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