Vienna – ESI at discussion on concrete perspectives for the Western Balkans

10 May 2021
Photo: ESI​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Photo: ESI

On 10 May 2021 ESI deputy Chairman Kristof Bender participated in the "Vienna Dialogue about the future of Europe. Potential German-Austrian co-operation" (Wiener Dialog zur Zukunft Europas. Potentiale deutsch-österreichischer Kooperation) organised online by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the University of Passau.

Kristof discussed concrete perspectives for the Western Balkans on a panel with Florian Bieber (University of Graz), Zekije Kelmendi (University of Passau), Barbara Lippert (SWP Berlin), Klaus Wölfer (Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs) and Natasha Wunsch (ETH Zurich). Kristof presented ESI's proposal to make membership in the EU's Single Market a credible and reachable interim goal in the accession process.