22 February 2009
ESI in Vienna: Can the EU's Balkan Strategy serve as a model for its policy in the Caucasus?
Bruno Kreisky Forum
Bruno Kreisky Forum

Gerald Knaus was invited to a conference entitled "EU and Russia – Competition and Cooperation: Balkans vs Caucasus" organised by the Bruno Kreisky Forum and in cooperation with the Centre for Liberal Strategies. A group of experts from the EU, the Balkans, and the Caucasus debated on the new situation in the EU and in its periphery after the war in Georgia to figure out what works and what proved not to be working in both regions.

Gerald took part in a panel discussion entitled "Can the EU's Balkan Strategy serve as a model for its policy in the Caucasus?" with Alex Rondos, foreign-policy adviser and policy analyst, Stefan Lehne, Director for the Balkans and Eastern Europe in the EU Council, and Sandra Breka, Rbert Bosch Stiftung, Head of Berlin Office.

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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