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Upcoming Event: Implications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine for the Western Balkans: Challenges and Options

6 May, 2022

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Prague, May 11: Implications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine for the Western Balkans: Challenges and Options

The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG), the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) and the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy will organise the discussion titled "Implications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine for the Western Balkans: Challenges and options for the Czech Presidency".

The discussion will take place on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 18:30 at Impact Hub K10 (KopernĂ­kova 10, Praha 2 - Vinohrady, 120 00).
The capacity is limited, and a registration is needed.

Check the registration form at the following link: https://bit.ly/37MkQzI

Speakers:
🔵Florian Bieber, BiEPAG Coordinator, Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies, Universität Graz
🔵Donika Emini, BiEPAG Member, Executive Director of CiviKos Platform
🔵Aleš Chmelař, Deputy Minister for European Issues, Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí České republiky

🎙️Chair: Jana Juzová, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

The attention of Europe is now focused on the East in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While the leaders of the European Union are discussing the implications for European security, energy, and the future of Eastern Europe, the current crisis has a serious impact also on the Western Balkan countries and their prospects. The Czech Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, starting in July 2022, will have to react to this changed reality.

What consequences does the war in Ukraine have on the Western Balkans? How does it affect their European perspective? And how can the Czech Republic balance reacting to the current crisis with its long-term commitment to the Western Balkan’s European integration? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the event.

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