11 October 2010 -PARLIAMENTARIANS TO DEBATE NEW BALKAN STRATEGY
Some estimated 140 participants including 48 members of parliament from NATO and partner countries, government representatives, eminent experts, International organisations and academics will assemble from 19 to 21 October, in Skopje, for the NATO PA Assembly’s 75th Rose-Roth Seminar.
The seminar on “South Eastern Europe: Creating New Momentum”, will take stock of 15 years of international intervention in the Balkans since the Dayton Accords, looking at lessons learned in stabilisation, international administration and institution building, as well as at the achievements and remaining challenges of the Euro-Atlantic integration process. The situation in Kosovo will feature prominently on the seminar’s agenda as will the political developments in the
Being held at the confluence of several major events such as the general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 3 October; the recent release of the International Court of Justice’s advisory opinion on Kosovo; the ongoing negotiations between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece on the name issue and the upcoming NATO summit in Lisbon in November, the seminar will aim to examine whether the current dynamics in the region can provide an opportunity for renewed positive momentum towards domestic reform, the resolution of bilateral disputes, and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Among the many scheduled speakers are Nikola Gruevski, President of the Government of the Republic; General Erhard Buehler, KFOR commander; Amb. Erwan Fouéré, EU Special Representative and Head of the European Union Delegation in
NATO and US representatives as well as eminent journalists and academics will also address current efforts in preventing conflict, resolving bilateral disputes, promoting regional co-operation, and furthering reform and integration into Euro-Atlantic structures.
The Western Balkans region has seen a remarkable deployment of international efforts. Yet, 15 years after
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