27 March 2017
Cologne – EU-Turkey agreement one year on – and now?
Cologne. Photo: flickr/Eierschneider
Cologne. Photo: flickr/Eierschneider

ESI Senior Analyst Alexandra Stiglmayer was one of the panellists at the event "Ein Jahr EU-Türkei Abkommen - und nun?" ("EU-Turkey agreement one year on – and now?") organised by the Southeast Europe Association on Monday, 27 March 2017, at 19.00 hours at the Fritz Thyssen Foundation in Cologne.

The other two panellists were Funda Tekin from the Centre for Turkey and European Union Studies (CETEUS) at the University of Cologne, and Jutta Lauth Bacas, a social anthropologist with expertise in migration. The event was moderated by Tobias Flessenkemper, the head of the Southeast Europe Association's Cologne office.

They discussed issues such as the effects of the EU-Turkey agreement on Greece, other EU member states and the Western Balkans; cooperation between Turkey and the EU; lessons to be learnt from the EU-Turkey deal for negotiations with other potential partners such as African countries; and the importance of border control and migration management for the future of the EU, 60 years after the Rome Treaties were signed.

More information (in German) is available here.

The event has been organised with the support of CETEUS, Europe direct, the Young European federalists (JEF) and the Europe Union Cologne.

Photo credits
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