25 August 2005
Meeting with the Macedonian Government: The European Perspectives of the Balkan Region
Invited by the Macedonian Forum-Centre for Strategic Research and Documentation, ESI President Gerald Knaus participated in a two-day informal gathering and discussion with the Macedonian Prime Minister, Mr. Vlado Buckovski. The general topic of the meeting were "The European Perspectives of the Balkan Region".

The invitation was conveyed to a small and selected group of eminent intellectuals and researchers from the region, the EU and the USA, as well as to both Council and Cabinet representatives of the European Union. The Macedonian Government was represented by both President and Prime Minister, three of the Vice Prime Ministers and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence.

The event took place at the end of August at the government villas on Lake Ohrid. The programme included intensive discussions and tête-à-tête conversations with the Macedonian Prime Minister.
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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