Politics in the western Balkans and the role of the EU – civil society perspective

Roundtable27 March 2008, 07:00 PM | Cankarjev dom (Hall M1), Ljubljana

Human Rights Press Point, an information platform for human rights situation in Slovenia and Western Balkans during the Slovenian EU Presidency 2008, invites you to the round table on politics in the Western Balkans and the role of the EU integration which will take place in Ljubljana on 27 March 2008 at 19:00 pm, in the evening before the informal meeting of EU ministers of foreign affairs in Slovenia.

The round table will include most distinguished representatives of civil society, scholars and analysts from countries of the Western Balkans:

  • Mr. Ivo Banac, Chair of Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Croatia,
  • Ms. Milka Tadić, a journalist of weekly Monitor from Montenegro,
  • Mr. Srđan Dizdarević, Chair of Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Mr. Veton Surroi, member of Forum 2015 Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Integration, Kosovo,
  • Mr. Vladimir Milčin, director of the Open Society Institute in Macedonia and
  • Mr. Jovo Bakić, political analyst and scholar at the Faculty of Philosophy, Serbia.

The round table will be chaired by Ms. Vlasta Jalušič from the Peace Institute, Ljubljana and will be simultaneously translated in English language.

The round table will provide assessment of actual political developments, main problems and challenges for democracy and protection of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia with reference to the role of the EU, including also Slovenia. The round table will also reflect the regional perspective and try to identify key forces and instruments for making progress in democratic development and stability in the Western Balkans.

Considering experience, knowledge and ability of our guest speakers and the chair to provide valuable analysis of political situation in their countries and to advocate interest of citizens of the region, taking also into account historical moment in the region, we expect very interesting and valuable debate.

Link: Human Rights Press Point