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The EU and the Western Balkans - where next?

City to host roundtable discussionwith leading academics and policy-makers

The Centre for International Policy Studies at City University London is hosting a roundtable discussion in collaboration with the British International Studies Association's South East Europe Working Group (BISA SEE WG).

'The EU and the Western Balkans - What is the Future of this Relationship?' will be held in the School of Arts and Social Sciences this Wednesday 19th November from 5.30pm.

This roundtable will bring together academics and policy-makers to review the current situation regarding the Western Balkans and their EU integration prospects. The roundtable speakers will reflect on Croatia's first year of EU membership, both in terms of domestic changes but also in terms of lessons for other candidate and aspiring candidate countries in the region.  A variety of issues will be addressed - from war crimes to the social, political and economic dimensions. 

Roundtable speakers will also evaluate recent events in Brussels. These events include discussions of a break in the enlargement process, to the recent UK-German initiative on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dr Gemma Collantes-Celador, co-convenor of the BISA South East Europe Working Group says, "The EU-Western Balkan relationship remains important to the future of the region but also of the EU. Recent events demonstrate this fact, and the roundtable will provide ample material to reflect on the nature and various dimensions of this relationship" 

Speakers at the event include:

For more information please contact Dr Collantes-Celador

All welcome, no need to register in advance. the event will take place in the Social Sciences Building in Room 221

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