Western Balkans and the EU Enlargement Process
Let us cordially invite you to public panel discussion held tomorrow "Western Balkans and the EU Enlargement Process: Main Challenges, Achievements and Expectations" organized by Europeum Institute for European Policy in cooperation with DG NEAR and Particip GmbH with Michal Šimečka as one of the speakers. The discussion will strive to generate debate about the deeper ramifications of EU enlargement in relation to contemporary and future challenges, while providing a good opportunity to analyse and discuss the achievements and perspectives on the Western Balkans transition towards EU membership.
The EU enlargement process in the Western Balkans has got a new impetus with the formal Bosnia and Herzegovina EU membership application, but the path of reforms needed, in general terms, does not meet higher expectations. Coupled with external challenges in the form of primarily, though not only, migration crisis and EU enlargement fatigue, several Western Balkans countries are risking stagnation in their much-needed reform processes.
How can the Western Balkans retain reform momentum and accelerate the accession and reform process? And how does the EU's absorption capacity match these reform processes?
You are cordially invited to find out the answers:
at European House at Jungmannova 24, Prague
on 12 July from 14.00. Refreshments and catering will be provided.
- Michal Šimečka (Institute of International Relations Prague / Ústav mezinárodních vztahů)
- Ksenija Milenković (Serbian European Integration Office / Канцеларија за европске интеграције Владе Републике Србије)
- Moderator: Christian Kvorning Lassen (EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy)