Implications of a stalled Enlargement

Implications of a stalled Enlargement

For most countries in SouthEast Europe, EU accession feels more and more like an elusive dream. Stuck in years long negotiations with incremental progress, countries in the Balkans are losing hope and exploring alternatives to EU accession. Can the geopolitical shifts following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine bring new impetus to the enlargement process?

Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner of Neighborhood and Enlargement, European Commission (video message)

Megi Fino, Deputy Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Republic of Albania

Faruk Kaymakci, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of EU Affairs, Republic of Turkey

Meglena Kuneva, Ambassador of the European Union to the Council of Europe

Evangelos Kalpadakis, Dipl. Advisor to the President of SYRIZA & Leader of the Main Opposition

Thomas Hagleitner, Head of Unit, D1: Western Balkans Policy & Regional Strategy, European Commission

Chair: Ian Lesser, Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of US