9 March 2016
Tirana – ESI discussing refugee crisis with OSCE and Albanian Foreign Minister
Albaniaís Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati with ESIís Kristof Bender. Photo: Albanian Foreign Ministry/ESI
Albania's Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati with ESI's Kristof Bender. Photo: Albanian Foreign Ministry/ESI

On 9 March 2016 ESI's Kristof Bender participated in an OSCE Regional Early Warning Meeting in Tirana, organised by the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre. Invited to speak about key developments and challenges in South East Europe, Kristof focused his presentation on the implications of the refugee crisis in the Western Balkans.

On 10 March he discussed the refugee crisis and implications for Albania with the country's foreign minister Ditmir Bushati.

At the OSCE's early warning meeting in Tirana, 9 March 2016. Photo: ESI
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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