5 June 2014
Skopje Presentations and meetings on ESI's newest analysis and recommendations
Gerald Knaus speaking about how think tanks can make a difference – and how to write texts that people actually read and remember. The second part of this presentation, "Vladimir and Estragon in Skopje. How the EU lost Macedonia", is also available as a separate clip. Video: Nukleus.tv media service

ESI's Gerald Knaus will be speaking at several events in Skopje:

Thursday, 5 June, 10.00

Presentation at FON University, organised by CRPM and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on "Is enlargement over? And does it matter?".

Friday, 6 June, 10.00

Presentation of ESI proposals for future of EU enlargement policy to European diplomats in Skopje, Dutch Embassy.

Friday, 6 June, 18.00

Presentation at the Skopje Forum, organised by CRPM inside the Porta Makedonija, upper floor, conference hall. Keynote speech on "Godot in Skopje" – How the EU lost Macedonia, and much else. How Macedonia is losing itself. Why we must blame EU gobbledygook. And how this is linked to Le Pen, Putin, the revolution in Ukraine and the Gezi protests.

Articles on Rumeli Observer on Macedonia:

ESI analysts Eggert Hardten and Gerald Knaus in front of the Porta Makedonija. Photo: ESI
ESI analysts Eggert Hardten and Gerald Knaus in front of the Porta Makedonija. Photo: ESI
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