The Delphi Economic Forum returns on April 26-29, with a section dedicated to the economic, geopolitical and energy prospects of the Balkan countries.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine repositions the Balkans on the “chessboard” of the geopolitical plans of the West and the European Union in particular. With the process of joining the Western Balkan countries to the European family open but unfulfilled promise, international geopolitical and economic competition dominates. What is the role of Greece, as the oldest country in the region that belongs to both the EU and NATO? How do open fronts such as the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo, the outlook for Bosnia, and what efforts are being made internationally to reach an agreement affect the stability and security of the region?

The Balkans are a perennial focus of the Delphi Economic Forum, with a strong presence in many countries of the Western Balkans. At this year’s Forum we will have the opportunity to hear the views of the most important politicians, diplomats, officials and academics on the Balkans issues. Stand out are the Prime Ministers of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovačevski, Kosovo Albin Kurti, Albania Edi Rama and Montenegro Dritan Abazović and the Presidents of Montenegro Milo Đukanović, Kosovo Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, as well as the former President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev, the Advisor of National Security of the Greek Prime Minister Thanos Dokos.

The position of Catherine Ashton, former High Representative of the EU, is awaited with interest. on foreign policy matters, by Miroslav Lajčák, EU Special Envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and the Western Balkans, by Martin McDowell, Director of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Southern and Central Europe, by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs – Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo, Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz, the Special Representative of the United Kingdom for the Western Balkans, Lord Stuart Peach, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Elmedin Konaković as well as a number of Foreign Ministers of EU and Western countries of the Balkans and researchers of the world’s largest think tanks specialized in the Western Balkans.

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