27 October 2012
Visby ESI at the annual Visby conference: How to Tackle Negative Trends in the Eastern Neighbourhood
Valdis Dombrovskis – Carl Bildt – Boris Nemtsov – Marko Mihkelson – Emanuelis Zingeris – Eka Tkeshelashvili
Valdis Dombrovskis – Carl Bildt – Boris Nemtsov – Marko Mihkelson – Emanuelis Zingeris – Eka Tkeshelashvili

ESI's Gerald Knaus participated in this year's on "Transition in Trouble – How to Tackle Negative Trends in the Eastern Neighbourhood". He spoke about visa issues, Azerbaijan and promoting democracy in Eastern European Council of Europe member states.

Participants included Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvian prime minister, Carl Bildt, Swedish foreign minister, Boris Nemtsov, co-chair of the Republican Party of Russia, Marko Mihkelson, chair of the Estonian foreign affairs committee, Emanuelis Zingeris, chair of Lithuanian foreign affairs committee, and Eka Tkeshelashvili, former Georgian foreigh minister.

Gerald Knaus and Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvian prime minister
Gerald Knaus and Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvian prime minister
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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