21 January 2016
Berlin – Presentations and meetings on the Syrian refugee crisis
Julian Lehman and Gerald Knaus. Photo: ESI
Julian Lehman and Gerald Knaus. Photo: ESI

ESI's Gerald Knaus presented ESI's proposal for the solution of the refugee crisis at an early morning briefing organised by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi). Gerald argued that most debates on this issue never get to the real issues, but remain stuck at the level of illusions, and that an agreement between Germany and Turkey and possibly other countries affected by the refugee crisis is key for a pragmatic approach.

While in Berlin, Gerald had several meetings with high level officials in the German Foreign Ministry, as well as with the Turkish and Swedish ambassadors. He also gave an Interview to Deutsche Welle on the German-Turkish government consultations on Friday.

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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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