The Western Balkans during Austria’s EU Presidency

DEBATE The Western Balkans during Austria's EU-PresidencyDear friends of the European Parliamentary Association,

We are delighted to invite you to our next conference debateThe Western Balkans during Austria’s EU Presidency”, which will take place on Wednesday 24 October, at 7:30 pm, in the villa of our association (76 allée de la Robertsau Strasbourg).

Even if the European Union is going through a difficult period, the Western Balkans keep on the road of EU membership and, in this regard, bringing the Western Balkans closer to the European Union is one of the priorities of the Austrian EU Presidency.

What initiatives will the Austrian presidency put in place to fulfill this goal? What are the expectations of Western Balkan countries? Could the Western Balkans give new energy to the process of European integration?

We will have the opportunity to discuss these issues with two prestigious guest-speakers. They are the Austrian MEP Lukas Mandl, member of the Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo, and Dhurata Hoxha, Minister of European Integration of Kosovo.

After the conference debate, you will be invited in our cellar for a cocktail.

We hope to see you there.