Arnaud Danjean Arnaud Danjean (France) has a long record of experience with the Balkans. He covered the Balkans for the French government from 1994 until 2007. Afterwards he served as a political officer at the French Embassy in Sarajevo (1995-1998) and during the Kosovo crisis headed the Balkan department at the French Ministry of Defence. In 2000, he became the adviser on South-eastern Europe to the head of the French intelligence service (2000-2002). After a three-year assignment to the French mission to the UN in Geneva, he held the position of adviser on the Balkans to French foreign ministers Michel Barnier (2005) and Philippe Douste-Blazy (2005-2007). After teaching Balkan & EU affairs at the Paris Political Sciences Institute, Danjean was elected to the European Parliament in 2009. He is a member if the Foreign Affairs Committee and chairs the subcommittee on Security and Defence.

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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