[VIDEO] The resilience of the Western Balkans

The fourth episode of the Forum Europa, a television debate series produced in cooperation of the European Fund for the Balkans and N1 regional news network, was broadcast in early November. The resilience of the Western Balkans was the topic of the discussion, which took place in the European Parliament’s studio Agora.

Do we witness the reengagement of the EU in the region following Jean-Claude Juncker’s speech on the State of the European Union?  How can the fragile institutions of the Western Balkan states counter external pressures coming from third countries in successful way? Is democracy in the region traded for stability? How to encourage democratic forces in the region to keep being resilient in the wake of authoritarian tendencies? These issues were elaborated by Tonino Picula and Ivan Jakovčić, Members of the European Parliament, and Zoran Nechev, Senior Researcher, European Union Institute of Security Studies and member of BiEPAG.

Forum Europe is a TV debate about the current problems concerning the European integration of the Western Balkans. It is broadcast on N1 television and is transmitted from a studio in the European Parliament.

In a debate with Milan Šarić and Ivana Dragičević are involved members of the European Parliament, European Commission officials, well-known public figures, as well as experts and analysts who are dealing with the Western Balkans.

This program is organized and supported by the European Fund for the Balkans – joint initiatives of European foundations established to undertake and support initiatives aimed at bringing the Western Balkans closer to the European Union through donations and operational programs.