29 May 2009
ESI in Skopje: conference on European integration
Street in Carsija (Bazaar) of Skopje
Street in Carsija (Bazaar) of Skopje. Photo: Alan Grant

ESI analyst Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere presented a paper on "Turkey-EU Relations in a Time of Economic Crisis" at a conference in Skopje, Macedonia. The one-day conference was organized by the University American College Skopje and this year entitled "Europe in Crisis: Threats and Opportunities".

The conference sought to explore the reasons for the current global crisis and its consequences for the future of European integration. The underlying assumption was that such a crisis poses threats to existing structures, values and achievements, but also opens opportunities for critical reassessment and improved solutions to exigent problems.

"Europe in Crisis: Threats and Opportunities"
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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