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About the Speech:
The Western Balkans are of significant importance to the EU on critical issues such as security and migration, and the Union has developed a policy to support their gradual integration. This policy has already yielded a successful accession country, in the form of Croatia, but the region continues to present challenges, with many of the states still pursuing much-needed structural reforms. This IIEA and DG NEAR event provided a forum to discuss the current state of play in the region, isolate the challenges ahead, and provided a perspective on the role that regional cooperation can play in guiding the transition and integration of the Western Balkans.
About the Speaker:
Speakers at this event will include: Catherine Wendt, Director, Western Balkans, DG NEAR, European Commission; Peter Sanfey, Deputy Director of Country Economics and Policy, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and Andreja Stojkovski, President of the Macedonian Centre for European Training.