25 Oct 2022
Geopolitical competition in the Balkans: How can SouthEast Europe remain anchored to the West
For most countries in SouthEast Europe, EU accession feels more and more like an elusive dream. Stuck in years long negotiations with incremental progress, countries in the Balkans are losing hope and exploring alternatives to EU accession. Can the geopolitical shifts following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine bring new impetus to the enlargement process and keep SouthEast Europe in the Western fold?
Miroslav Lajčák, EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and Western Balkans
Anita Richter, Acting Head, Southeast Europe Division Global Relations &Cooperation Directorate, OECD
Chair: Dimitris Apokis, Journalist, International Relations Analyst, ERT, Greece