7 November 2014
Rome – Regional stability and enlargement to the Western Balkans
Karel Schwarzenberg (middle) in the audience, former Minister of foreign affairs of Czech Republic, now chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Czech Parliament. Photo: ESI
Karel Schwarzenberg (middle) in the audience, former Minister of foreign affairs of Czech Republic, now chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Czech Parliament. Photo: ESI

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in an Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy (IPC-CFSP/CSDP) at the Palazzo Madama, the seat of Italian Senat in Rome.

Gerald spoke on the future of EU enlargement on a panel with Tanja Miščević, head of the negotiating team for accession of the Republic of Serbia to the EU, Fernando Gentilini, European External Action Service (EEAS), Director for Western Balkans, and Srđan Majstorović, deputy director of the EU Integration Office, Government of Serbia. He presented ESI arguments on Bosnia (start serious EU accession process now), Macedonia (make one more serious initiative on the name dispute now) and the future of enlargement policy (revise progress reports and monitoring for 2015; make process more strict and more fair) to the chairs of most EU member state foreign affairs committees and large number of MPs.

Srđan Majstorović – Gerald Knaus – Fernando Gentilini
Srđan Majstorović – Gerald Knaus – Fernando Gentilini
Palazzo Madama, seat of Italian Senate. Photo: Panoramio/Guido Masiello
Palazzo Madama, seat of Italian Senate. Photo: Panoramio/Guido Masiello
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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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