The panel discussion titled “EU enlargement during the Coronavirus crisis” was organised by the Think Visegrad in Brussels platform and took place on Thursday, April 23rd 2020. Due to the special circumstances related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the debate was held on the online platform Zoom and broadcasted on the Facebook page of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy. The panellists focused on the implications of the COVID-19 health crisis on the EU enlargement policy in Western Balkans.
In light of recent developments, such as the introduction of a revised enlargement methodology and the opening of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia, experts reflected on the future perspectives of the region after the pandemic.
The welcome words were delivered by Zuzana Stuchlíková (Head of Brussels Office, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy). The discussion was moderated by Tomáš Strážay (Director, Slovak Foreign Policy Association). The panel featured Vladimír Bilčík (Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Chair if the Delegation to the EU- Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee), Jana Juzová (Research Fellow, EUROPEUM) and Tomasz Żornaczuk (Head of Central Europe Department and Senior Research Fellow on Western Balkans, PISM). More than 60 people followed the live stream and overall the video recorded over 1 900 views.
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Expertise: Central Europe, EU Institutions
Expertise: regionalism, Visegrad cooperation, democratization and European integration of the Western Balkan countries, EU enlargement