1 March 2010
Political tours in Kosovo
Besa Shahini with a group of Chevening fellows in the village of Lubishte, Kosovo. Photo: Nick Wood / Political Tours
Besa Shahini (third from left) with a group of Chevening fellows on the way to the village of Lubishte, Kosovo. Photo: Nick Wood / Political Tours

ESI senior analyst Besa Shahini was invited to Kosovo to brief a group of Spanish MPs on economic development, visa liberalization and Kosovo-EU issues. She also met with a group of Chevening fellows from Bradford University studying Peacekeeping and International Capacity Building. Besa led them on a one day tour outside of Pristina, visiting the village of Lubishte to talk about economic development and its importance in state building.

Both meetings as well as the tour to Lubishte were organized by Political Tours, a UK-based organization aiming to give people a firsthand understanding of current affairs.

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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