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BSC Leaders Meetings Skopje: “Russian Aggression Against Ukraine: New Momentum for the EU Enlargement?”

May 12, 2023 by BSC


The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) is honoured to invite you to the BSC Leaders Meetings discussion under the title “Russian Aggression Against Ukraine: New Momentum for the EU Enlargement?”, which will take place on 17 May 2023 at 14:00 CET, at Marriott Hotel, Skopje.

The BSC Leaders Meetings present a series of half-day events organised throughout the Western Balkans. They are part of the Belgrade Security Conference (BSC) – a high-level international policy event organised by the BCSP each October. The BSC Leaders Meetings aim to gather policy-makers and experts who will discuss significant foreign and security challenges facing the region, geopolitical events and trends affecting it and to assess the future of democratic reforms, regional cooperation and the place of the Western Balkans in global politics.

Each BSC Leaders Meetings event includes a public discussion and a Chatham House debate. The BCSP research on the role and strategies of different geopolitical actors in the Western Balkans will be presented and discussed. On this occasion, the Hungarian influence in the Western Balkans will be discussed under the Chatham House rules. The primary impulse for debate will be provided by the BCSP researchers Luka Šterić and Ivana Ranković, who will be presenting BCSP new research report on the Hungarian role in the Western Balkans.



13:30 – 14:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

14:00 – 14:05 Opening remarks

Igor Bandović, Director, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy

14:05 – 15:00 Panel discussion

  • Stevo Pendarovski, President of the Republic of North Macedonia
  • Slavica Grkovska, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of good governance policies in the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia
  • Vessela Tcherneva, Deputy Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Goran Buldioski, Director of Programs for Open Society–Europe and Central Asia

Moderator: Srdjan Cvijić, President of the International Advisory Committee of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy

15:00 – 15:30 Q&A

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

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