Conclusions and recommendations by the business community will be fed into a major intergovernmental conference on the EU-Balkan integration process which will be held by the Greek government in Thessaloniki on 21 June.
For a summary of the lively discussion "Economic Update: How Can the Region Catch Up?" (with the participation of ESI President Gerald Knaus) click here. For a direct link to all summaries of the Forum, please click here. For more background information, you can also read or download the paper "Thessaloniki and Beyond: Europe's Challenge in the Western Balkans", written by Misha Glenny and Gerald Knaus.