Ohrid – ESI at Prespa Forum Dialogue
ESI’s Kristof Bender took part in the Prespa Forum Dialogue organised by the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of North Macedonia at Lake Ohrid on 1 and 2 July 2021. Kristof was a panelist at the session on “Civil society and the media in the regional and European integration process”.
He also spoke in the “fishbowl conversation” on “The road to the EU” (see clip above) and was rapprteuer on the Minister of Foreign Affairs Session on “Building Confidence through Dialogue”. Kristof took the opportunity for meetings with various officials, including with Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov of North Macedonia and Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakcı of Turkey.
- ESI proposal: Open EU Single Market to the Balkans. For a merit-based EU accession process that offers a credible goal
- ESI newsletter: Slovenia, Serbia and an EU-Balkan breakthrough in 2021 (9 March 2021)
- ESI report: Hamster in the Wheel. Credibility and EU Balkan policy (15 January 2020)
- Balkan Insight, "EU Has Turned Enlargement into a Hamster Wheel” (21 January 2020)