24 January 2008
ESI meetings with Pieter Feith, Javier Solana, and Olli Rehn in Brussels

Gerald Knaus was invited to brief the incoming head of the ICO (International Civilian Office in Kosovo), Dutch diplomat Pieter Feith, and his senior team in Brussels on some of the findings of ESI concerning the effectiveness of international missions in the Western Balkans.

Gerald also met with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and interviewed him for the Return to Europe Balkan documentary series.

Gerald and Alex Stiglmayer then met with EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn to find out more about recent developments concerning Balkan and Turkey enlargement and to present ESI's most recent reports.

Javier Solana, Gerald Knaus, and the film crew
Javier Solana, Gerald Knaus, and the film crew
Gerald Knaus and Javier Solana after the interview
Gerald Knaus and Javier Solana after the interview
Gerald Knaus and Olli Rehn (reading ESI report)
Gerald Knaus and Olli Rehn (reading ESI report)
Olli Rehn, Gerald Knaus, and Alexandra Stiglmayer
Olli Rehn, Gerald Knaus, and Alexandra Stiglmayer
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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