24 January 2010
ECFR Balkans brainstorming in Vienna
Gerald Knaus, Carl Bildt, and Miroslav Lajcak. Photo: ECFR
Gerald Knaus, Carl Bildt, and Miroslav Lajcak. Photo: ECFR

ESI's Gerald Knaus participated in an ECFR brainstorming on future EU policy towards the Western Balkans in light of the new dynamics in Brussels, as well as possible lessons for enlargement policy from the Visa liberalisation effort.

Participants included Carl Bildt (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden), Miroslav Lajcak (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Slovakia), Vesna Pusic (MP, Croatia), Ivan Krastev (Chair of Board, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Bulgaria), Heather Grabbe (Executive Director, Open Society Institute, United Kingdom), Mark Leonard (Executive Director, European Council on Foreign Relations, United Kingdom), Albert Rohan (Former Secretary General for Foreign Affairs, Austria), Pieter Feith (European Union Special Representative in Kosovo), Valentin Inzko (High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina).

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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 www.jonathanlewisphoto.com