From Vienna to Paris

25-26 April 2016 will be dedicated to the Western Balkans in Vienna. The process started in Berlin in 2014, framed and enriched in Vienna in 2015, is regaining momentum – at least in analysis, reflection and discussion – in the run-up to the  Western Balkans conference in Paris on 4 July 2016. To advance our work on the Reflection Forum “The Western Balkans in the European Union: new perspectives on integration”, which will be held in Paris on 30 & 31 May 2016, I will meet with colleagues of the Centre Franco-Autrichien (CFA) and many other partners. Meetings are happening in the wake of the events in Macedonia, the elections in Serbia and Austria – the days in Vienna are promising to be interesting.