5 October 2016
Bucharest – ESI at Aspen Initiative for Europe
Aspen meeting in the "Palace of Parliament", formerly Cheausescu's palace. Photo: ESI
Aspen meeting in the "Palace of Parliament", formerly Cheausescu's palace. Photo: ESI

ESI's Kristof Bender participated in a "Aspen Initiative for Europe" meeting organised by the Aspen Institute Romania on 5 October 2016 in Bucharest. The discussion, led under Chatham House rules, focused on the "condition of Western liberal order" and current European challenges including Brexit, relations with Russia, the refugee crisis, populism as well as the state of the European economy and its social and political implications.

Kristof attended also part of the Bucharest Forum, taking place on 5-7 October 2016.

View of the “Palace of Parliament” in Bucharest. Photo: ESI/Kristof Bender
View of the "Palace of Parliament" in Bucharest. Photo: ESI/Kristof Bender
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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