7 November 2014
Sarajevo – ESI at conference on new impetus for European Integration of Western Balkans
Miljacka river in Sarajevo. Photo: FZ
Miljacka river in Sarajevo. Photo: FZ

On 7 November 2014 ESI's Kristof Bender will speak about "How to safe EU enlargement" at a conference about "A new impetus for the European integration of the Western Balkans" in Sarajevo. The conference is organised by the Austro-French Centre for rapprochement in Europe, the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI) and the Austrian Embassy in Sarajevo. Other speakers are Jean-Eric Paquet, Director for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo at DG Enlargement, Gerard Stoudmann, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman in office, and Jan Kickert, Political Director at the Austrian MFA.

For more information on the conference and the programme go here.

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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