29 January 2014
Brussels ESI at DG Enlargement staff retreat: "A vision for the EU's enlargement policy"
Gerald Knaus
Gerald Knaus

Gerald Knaus spoke at a Staff retreat of DG Enlargement in Brussels about visions for the EU enlargement policy at a critical moment, looking forward to 2020. He made a number of concrete suggestions how to strengthen the ability of the commission to credibly monitor countries while also inspiring reform. This was followed by debate. The event was attended by the whole senior team of DG Enlargement:

  • Christian Danielsson, Director-General
  • Lawrence Meredith, Head of Enlargement Policy and Strategy
  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Director for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo
  • Jean Christophe Filori, Head of the Unit for Turkey
  • David Cullen, Head of the Unit for Macedonia
  • Vassilis Maragos, Head of the Unit for Albania
  • Paola Pampaloni, Head of the Unit for Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • Simon Mordue, Head of the cabinet of Commissioner Stefan Fule

Rumeli Observer: Enlargement reloaded – ESI proposal for a new generation of progress reports (31 January 2014)

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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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