A follow up of the Tirana Summit: The accession of the Balkans in the European Union

A follow up of the Tirana Summit: The accession of the Balkans in the European Union

The EU – Western Balkans Summit in Tirana in December, a high-level meeting to be held in the region for the first time, was greeted with cautious optimism by proponents of EU accession: a sign that the region remains a top EU priority and the long-frozen process could finally be revived. In this high-level panel we aim to dissect key takeaways from the Summit and project their impact for the future of the region


Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, European Commission
Bojan Marinchic, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Republic of North Macedonia
Martin Dvořák, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
Nikolay Milkov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Bulgaria

Manuel Sarrazin, Special Representative for the countries of the Western Balkans, Germany

Meglena Kuneva, Ambassador of the European Union to the Council of Europe (2018-2022)
Thanos Dokos, National Security Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister
Chair: TBC