ESI/IKS event in Berlin - Empire or Enlargement in the Balkans: the case of Bosnia and Kosovo
12 November 2007
Gerald Knaus and Besa Shahini (Kosovar Stability Initiative) discussed current and future challenges to the EU in the Western Balkans at a public presentation at the Hertie School of governance in Berlin.
As the day for the decision on Kosovo's status nears, the question which role the EU should play in the Balkans assumes new importance. Is the EU in the absence of a credible enlargement perspective for Bosnia and Kosovo turning parts of the Balkans into a European Empire?