23 March 2012
ESI in Brussels: Restructuring the Turkey-EU Relationship
Katharina Knaus and Marc Pierini
Katharina Knaus and Marc Pierini

On 23 March ESI participated at the round-table "Restructuring the Turkey-EU Relationship" at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, which was co-organised by the Open Society Foundation. ESI analyst Katharina Knaus gave a presentation on the EU visa policy towards Turkey and the arguments ESI had presented in Ankara. On the panel on "Fundamental Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, and Visas" she was joined by Hakan Altinay, chairman, OSIAF Turkey, and Kemal Kirişci, executive board member, EDAM and fellow, German Marshall Fund.

Other speakers included Hugo Brady, Centre for European Reform, Can Buharali, EDAM, Neil Campbell, Open Society Institute Brussels, Heather Grabbe, Open Society Institute Brussels, Camille Grand, FRS, Charles Grant, Centre for European Reform, Eva Gross, Institute for European Studies, VUB, Bahadir Kaleagasi, TÜSİAD, Ivan Krastev, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Member of European Parliament, Stefan Lehne, Carnegie Europe, João Marques de Almeida, European Commission, Marc Pierini, European Commission, André Sapir, Bruegel & ULB, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe, Sinan Ülgen, Carnegie Europe & EDAM, Ozgur Ünlühisarcıklı, German Marshall Fund Turkey, and Alexandros Yannis, European External Action Service.

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.

You can find out more about Alan Grant on his websites:
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