12 October 2016
Skopje – ESI discusses EU enlargement policy
Kristof Bender (2nd from right) at conference "Global Contingencies, Local Predicaments". Photo: MCET
Kristof Bender (2nd from right) at conference "Global Contingencies, Local Predicaments". Photo: MCET

On 12 and 13 October ESI's Kristof Bender attended a conference entitled "Global Contingencies, Local Predicaments" in Skopje. He spoke at a panel about "Global contingencies and their implications for EU enlargement policy" and presented ESI's ideas on how to adapt the accession process in times where the end-goal of EU membership cannot be taken for granted any more. The conference was organised by the Macedonian Centre for European Training (MCET) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Kristof also gave interviews to a number of Macedonian TV channels and newspapers.

Kristof interviewed by Vladimir Mircevski of Alsat for the talk show “360 Degrees”
Kristof interviewed by Vladimir Mircevski of Alsat for the talk show "360 Degrees"
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