Transformation and Stability in the Western Balkans

Transformation and Stability in the Western Balkans

Date: Mon, May 15 2017 Time: 2:30pm

Freedom House 
1850 M. St NW
11th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20036

The April 27 attack on members of parliament in Macedonia has focused attention once again on the crisis of democracy in the Western Balkans. Years of institutional paralysis and authoritarian backsliding in countries across the region have created a dilemma for European and American policymakers: continue to preference short-term stability, or invest fully in democratic transformation? Freedom House welcomes experts from the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) for a discussion of the future of the Western Balkans and United States policy in the region.

Opening Remarks:

Hedvig Morvai
Executive Director, European Fund for the Balkans

Panelists

Florian Bieber
Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, Austria

Ivana Cvetkovic Bajrovic
Associate Director, National Endowment for Democracy

Nikola Dimitrov
Former Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the Netherlands

Moderator:

Nate Schenkkan
Project Director, Nations in Transit, Freedom House 

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