6 November 2008
ESI at the ECFR Council Meeting in Tallinn
Martti Ahtisaari – George Soros – Laurent Fabius
Martti Ahtisaari – George Soros – Laurent Fabius

As one of its founding members ESI's Gerald Knaus joined the 4th Council Meeting of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in Tallinn, Estonia.

The ECFR is to promote a more integrated European foreign policy in support of shared European interests and values. With a policy team in seven capitals – London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Sofia, Madrid and Warsaw – it unites some of the continent's most distinguished researchers and analysts to promote Europe's role in the world.

Participants of the Council Meeting included, among others, George Soros (Chairman, Open Society Institute), Emma Bonino (Vice President of the Italian Senate), Martti Ahtisaari (Chairman of the Board, Crisis Management Initiative; former Finnish President), Marek Belka (Director, UN Economic Commission for Europe; former Polish Prime Minister), Laurent Fabius (former French Prime Minister), Lionel Jospin (former French Prime Minister), and Mart Laar (MP; former Estonian Prime Minister).

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

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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.

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