From Rome to Trieste

Ljubljana, 28 March 2017 – the Western Balkans countries and their integration have returned to the agenda while the EU is discussing its own future development. Could the discussion about enlargement contribute to the reflection on new initiatives to reinvigorate the EU as they were discussed in Rome on 25 March 2017? How resilient are the Western Balkans countries and societies to respond to challenges posed from the outside? What are the ambitions of the Western Balkans summit to be held in Trieste on 12 July 2017? It was good to convene an European group of experts in Ljubljana and was happy to co-host and chair a dynamic discussion at the Atrij ZRC SAZU on Tuesday, 28 March.