1 October 2008
Serbia - Exit Europe: Serbia film screening in Brussels

Gerald Knaus, ESI Chairman, and Alexandra Stiglmayer, ESI senior analyst, invited a group
of officials from the European Commission, national representations to the EU, NGOs and journalists to an informal showing of the TV documentary "Serbia – Exit Europe."

The film is part of the TV project "Return to Europe", a series of 10 one-hour TV documentaries featuring countries and cities in the Balkans. The aim of the series is to acquaint viewers with this fascinating region and its peoples, their recent past and their struggle for a better future in Europe. The series is supported by ERSTE Stiftung and has been jointly produced by the German-language satellite channel 3sat, Austria's public broadcaster ORF and the TV production company pre-TV, in cooperation with the European Stability Initiative (ESI), upon whose research and analysis these films are based.

  • Krisztina Nagy, spokeswoman of Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn
  • Heather Grabbe, member of Olli Rehn’s Cabinet
  • Hans Rundegren, deputy head of the Serbia unit, DG Enlargement, European Commission
  • Fabrice de Kerchove, King Baudouin Foundation
  • Anna Craenen, official in charge of the Balkans, Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU
  • Damijan Sedar, official in charge of the Balkans, Slovenian Permanent Representation to the EU
  • Milos Todorevic, Mission of Serbia to the EU
  • Ian Traynor, Europe editor of the Guardian
  • Elitsa Vucheva, EUObserver
  • Dusan Gajic, South East Europe TV Exchange
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Photo credits
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