1 December 2004
ESI and the International Commission on the Balkans

ESI senior analysts Gerald Knaus (in Belgrade, July 2004, and in Sarajevo, November 2004) and Kristof Bender (in Skopje in October) were invited to brief the members of the International Commission on the Balkans on developments in Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia. The IC on the Balkans, chaired by Guiliano Amato, includes among others Carl Bildt, Richard von Weizsäcker, Goran Svilanovic, Bruce Jackson, J. Potocnik, Francois Heisbourg and Alex Rondos.

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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.

You can find out more about Alan Grant on his websites:
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