2 December 2014
ESI presentations on EU enlargement in Paris, The Hague, and Rome
Fountain of the Four Rivers on Piazza Navona, Rome. Photo: ESI
Fountain of the Four Rivers on Piazza Navona, Rome. Photo: ESI

ESI's Gerald Knaus travelled to several European capitals to talk about the the future of the EU enlargement process and ESI's proposals for the progress reports, and other ESI initiatives planned for 2015.

On 2 December he spoke in Paris at the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CERI) at the conference "European Integration of the Balkans-What Now?". Other speakers included Hedvig Morvai, Executive Director, European Fund for the Balkans, Jacques Rupnik, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI), Florian Bieber, Director, Centre for Southeast European Studies, Marko Kmezić, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Southeast European Studies, Pierre Mirel, Honorary Director-General of the European Commisson, and Alain Salles, Le Monde. The Macedonian deputy prime minister for EU integration, Fatmir Besimi, also joined the debate.

On 3 December Gerald spoke in The Hague at a conference organised by the The Hague Institute for Global Justice: Making a Difference: European Union and the Rule of Law in the Western Balkans. Other speakers included Robert de Groot, Director General for European Cooperation at the Dutch MFA, Lawrence Meredith, Head of Strategy and Policy at the EC DG Enlargement, and Serge Brammertz, Chief Prosecutor, ICTY.

On 4 December Gerald delivered a lecture at the NATO Defense College in Rome on the Western Balkans to senior military officers and their civilian equivalents who represented most NATO countries.

At The Hague Institute. Photo: ESI
At The Hague Institute. Photo: ESI
At the NATO Defense College. Photo: NDC
At the NATO Defense College. Photo: NDC
At the NATO Defense College. Photo: NDC
At the NATO Defense College. Photo: NDC
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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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