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Roundtable “Democracy and Good Governance in the Western Balkans”

BUDAPEST - The CEU Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) will organize a roundtable "Democracy and Good Governance in the Western Balkans". The roundtable will be held on Friday, September 16th, at the premises of Central European University (CEU).

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This event will examine the nature and credibility of democracy and good governance in the Western Balkans and how democracy and good governance are enhanced by key factors such as EU’s commitment to the region, key infrastructure projects and general support from the civil society. The roundtable will put emphasis on new and positive recent developments despite none of the countries will be ready to join during the mandate of the current Commission. (e.g. NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to join the Alliance; Bosnia and Herzegovina’s application for EU membership in February 2016; Serbia’s firm EU perspective).

Marko Savković, Program Director at the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE), Serbia, Vladimir Petrović, Professor at the Department of History, CEU, Hungary and Péter Balázs, Director of the Centre for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS), former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, former EU Commissioner for Regional Policy will discuss these important topics. The roundtable will be moderated by Hana Semanić, Research Fellow at CENS.

More information can be found at:https://cens.ceu.edu/events/2016-09-16/democracy-and-good-governance-western-balkans

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