What’s Next for the Western Balkans?
What's Next for the Western Balkans?
Perspectives from Europe
Ambassador Jan Kickert
Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations*
Ambassador Cameron Munter
President and CEO, EastWest Institute
Ambassador Kai Sauer
Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations
Susan M. Elliott
President and CEO, NCAFP
The last several years have been quite active for the Western Balkans. Montenegro acceded to NATO and weathered a major external attempt to influence its political processes; Macedonia has made headway in resolving its long-standing name dispute with Greece; speculation abounds that Serbia and Kosovo are working towards a controversial deal to advance the normalization of their relations; and Croatia acceded to the EU. In spite of progress made, these issues, among others, raise more questions than answers about the future prospects for the region vis-a-vis the EU, NATO and their own bilateral relations. Join the NCAFP and our distinguished guests from the diplomatic corps in New York for a discussion of the future prospects for the Western Balkan region and an explanation of the role various actors can play in the region.
*Austria holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union through December 2018
- Nov 08, 2018 06:00 PM
- Nov 08, 2018 08:00 PM
- Event Category
- US Sec in the 21st Century
- The Cosmopolitan Club