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March 28, 2017

BiEPAG’s policy brief ‘The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans. Authoritarianism and EU Stabilitocracy’ presentation in the European Parliament

The new BiEPAG (Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group) study ‘The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans. Authoritarianism and EU Stabilitocracy’ will be presented today at the round-table “The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans – Authoritarianism and EU Stabilitocracy” in the European Parliament.

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December 16, 2016

Conference “EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans in a Time of Uncertainty”

The European Fund for the Balkans and the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group – a joint initiative of the European Fund for the Balkans and the Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz in association with the Group for Development Policy organised the conference “EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans in a Time of Uncertainty” related to EU enlargement process and Western Balkans.

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September 21, 2016

Brainstorming Meeting in Opatija, 16-18 September, 2016

The brainstorming meeting and discussions with Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory group members and a list of leading experts on the future of the Balkans was held in the period between 16 – 18 September 2016, in Opatija, Croatia.

The purpose of this gathering of politicians, diplomats, scholars, analysts and members of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group – BiEPAG was to shape up ideas that will contribute to the development of a new strategy for the Balkans.

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Jun 17, 2016

Presentation of the BiEPAG brief “The refugee crisis as a catalyst for EU Enlargement” – Berlin, June 20, 2016

The  latest policy brief by the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) “THE REFUGEE CRISIS AS A CATALYST FOR EU ENLARGEMENT” would be presented at a panel discussion with the same title, which will be held at the Robert Bosch Stiftung premises in Berlin on June 20, 2016.

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April 27, 2016

PUBLIC PANEL DISCUSSION: Western Balkans: Energizing the Enlargement Process by Solving Bilateral Disputes (April 26, 2016, Vienna)

In view of the upcoming Western Balkans Summit in Paris scheduled for July 2016, forty high level representatives of the six Western Balkans governments and of other countries of the Berlin Process met in Vienna on April 25-25, 2016, at the follow-up high-level conference of the Vienna Western Balkans Summit – “Western Balkans: Energizing the Enlargement Process by Solving Bilateral Disputes”.

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April 25, 2016

A follow-up event of the Western Balkans Summit Vienna 2015: Conference “Western Balkans: Energizing the Enlargement Process by Solving Bilateral Disputes” in Vienna, April 25-26, 2016

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of France, European Fund for the Balkans, Karl Renner Institute and Regional Cooperation Council are organising the follow-up event of the Western Balkans Summit Vienna 2015 – the conference “Western Balkans: Energizing the Enlargement Process by Solving Bilateral Disputes” on April 25-26, 2016 in Vienna, which build on the conclusions of the August 2015 Vienna Western Balkans Summit and the signing of the Declaration on Regional Cooperation and Solution of Bilateral Disputes. A public event and an panel discussion focused on the same subject will be held tomorrow (April 26) from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.

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April 6, 2016

Latest BiEPAG Policy Brief “Ending the Crisis in Macedonia: Who Is in the Driver’s Seat?” was presented in Macedonia on April 4-5, 2016

The Members of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BIEPAG) Nikola Dimitrov and Dane Taleski, joined by Ms. Ivana Jordanovska are the authors of the latest BiEPAG Brief “Ending the Crisis in Macedonia: Who Is in the Driver’s Seat?”.

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February 1, 2016

BiEPAG Annual Planning and Coordination Meeting in Graz

The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group kicked off its new phase at the meeting and workshop held on January 25th, 2016, in Graz, Austria, at the Centre for South East European Studies of the University of Graz, partner in the project…

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December 14, 2015

Conference “The solution of bilateral disputes – a work in progress” in Tirana, Albania

In the frames of the Vienna Western Balkans Summit which was held in August, the Western Balkans Foreign Ministers adopted the text of the „Declaration on Bilateral Issues“, and committed themselves to a resolution of all open questions in the spirit of good neighbourliness and commitment to European Integration…

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November 25, 2015

Panel Discussion “What the Refugee Crisis Reveals about EU Integration of the Western Balkans” in Hague

The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The European Fund for the Balkans, The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group, and the Austrian Embassy to the Netherlands jointly organised the panel discussion “What the Refugee Crisis Reveals about EU Integration of the Western Balkans” on 20th of November, 2015.

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November 18, 2015

Policy Dialogue “EU enlargement to the Balkans: Taking stock and moving forward” and presentation of the BiEPAG policy brief Western Balkans and the EU: Beyond the Autopilot Mode (November 18, 2015, EPC Auditorium Brussels)

The European Policy Centre in cooperation with the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group and the European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations will organise the Policy Dialogue “EU enlargement to the Balkans: Taking stock and moving forward” on November 18, 2015 in Brussels…

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September 28, 2015

EFB roundtable discussion at the Belgrade Security Forum: The EU as a Peace Project Revisited in the Western Balkans

What lies ahead for the Western Balkans in the Berlin Process? EFB Executive Director Hedvig Morvai will participate in a roundtable discussion on EU integration in the Western Balkan region on September 30, 2015, in Belgrade organised as part of the Belgrade Security Forum.

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August 27, 2015

Joint Declaration Adopted by Western Balkans Foreign Ministers in Vienna – Countries Will Not Obstruct Neighbours’ Progress in EU Integrations

The Western Balkans Foreign Ministers at the Vienna Summit adopted the text of the „Declaration on Bilateral Issues“, and committed to a resolve all open questions in the spirit of good neighbourliness and commitment to European Integration. The Declaration, adopted in the course of the Western Balkans Vienna Summit, was drafted by the Balkans…

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Jul 1, 2015

BiEPAG members at the conference “The European Security Policy at the Crossroads”

Several BiEPAG members took part in the conference “The European Security Policy at the Crossroads”, organised by the Center For Foreign Policy and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Belgrade, on June 26, 2015. Ivica Dačić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, opened the conference that reflected on contemporary security challenges in…

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December 15, 2014

Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) presents its activities and plans at a Working Breakfast held in Belgrade

THE BALKANS IN EUROPE POLICY BLOG ABOUT EUROPEAN INTEGRATION OF THE BALKANS — Since its launch in March this year, the Balkans in Europe Policy Blog on European integration and reform processes in the Western Balkans attracted significant attention from the expert community in the Balkans and wider Europe. This influential blog is a joint…

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October 9, 2014

Roundtable discussion in Washington D.C. – “The Unfulfilled Promise: Completing EU Enlargement to the Balkans”

A roundtable was held in Washington D.C. on September 23, 2014, to discuss the recent report published by the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) and the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG), titled “The Unfulfilled Promise: Completing the EU Enlargement to the Balkans”. EFB and BiEPAG shared the findings from the report with…

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Lunch discussion on BiEPAG’s report “The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans. An Anatomy of Stabilitocracy and the Limits of EU Democracy Promotion”

June 7, 2017
Brussels, Belgium

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BiEPAG’s policy brief ‘The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans. Authoritarianism and EU Stabilitocracy’ presentation in the European Parliament

March 28, 2017
Brussels, Belgium

Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group Annual Meeting

February 13 -14,
Graz, Austria

BiEPAG Strategic Foresight Brainstorming and Scenario Development

September 16-18, 2016,
Opatija, Croatia

Presentation of the BiEPAG brief “The refugee crisis as a catalyst for EU Enlargement”

June 20, 2016,
Berlin, Germany

Presentation and public debate about the BIEPAG Policy Brief

“Ending the Crisis in Macedonia: Who Is in the Driver’s Seat?”
April 4-5, 2016
Skopje,
Macedonia