5 December 2012
Brussels – Balkans progress: battling to overcome the impact of crisis
Gerald Knaus. Photo: Gleamlight for Friends of Europe
Gerald Knaus. Photo: Gleamlight for Friends of Europe

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to speak in Brussels on a panel on democracy and the rule of law at a conference organized by the Friends of Europe. In his presentation he focused on lessons from the visa liberalisation experience in the Western Balkans.

Other panelists were Majlinda Bregu, Minister for European Integration of Albania, Ivica Dačić, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia, Tanja Fajon MEP, Vice Chairwoman of the European Parliament Delegation to the EU-Croatia Joint Parliamentary Committee, Meddžida Kreso, President of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jana Mittermaier, Director of Transparency International's Liaison Office to the EU, and Stefano Sannino, European Commission Director General for Enlargement. The panel was co-moderated by Giles Merritt, Secretary General of Friends of Europe, and Tim Judah, Western Balkans Correspondent for The Economist.

View of the panel. Photo: Gleamlight for Friends of Europe
View of the panel. Photo: Gleamlight for Friends of Europe
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