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The Balkans by 2030: present trends and future challenges

06 June 2011

The seminar took place at Hotel Europe in Sarajevo on 6-7 June 2011. The opening remarks were delivered by Valentin Inzko, European Union Special Represetative to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegovic, member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ambassador Gary Robbins, Head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Among the participants at the seminar were included Jonas Jonsson, Head of the Western Balkans Unit of the European Union External Action Service, Bosse Hedberg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to BiH, Jonathan Moore, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the United States States of America. Key themes discussed at the seminar were identity-based politics, wealth distribution, social and civil society networks, and the Western Balkans’ relationships with Turkey, Russia and the USA.