12 November 2007
ESI/IKS event in Berlin - Empire or Enlargement in the Balkans: the case of Bosnia and Kosovo

Gerald Knaus and Besa Shahini (Kosovar Stability Initiative) discussed current and future challenges to the EU in the Western Balkans at a public presentation at the Hertie School of governance in Berlin.

As the day for the decision on Kosovo's status nears, the question which role the EU should play in the Balkans assumes new importance. Is the EU in the absence of a credible enlargement perspective for Bosnia and Kosovo turning parts of the Balkans into a European Empire?

Gerald Knaus
Gerald Knaus
Gerald Knaus and Besa Shahini
Gerald Knaus and Besa Shahini


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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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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com