Othon Anastasakis speaks at Western Balkans Summit

Othon Anastasakis speaks at Western Balkans Summit

1 October 2019

Othon Anastasakis has been invited to speak at the Western Balkans Summit, entitled “Reinforcing the momentum for European integration”, in Skopje on 1 October 2019.

Transition in the EU institutions’ leadership, the controversial Brexit process, America’s trade wars and ongoing regional conflicts mark a period of challenges both for Europe and the world. On the other hand, concerns regarding dramatic rise of the populist forces were not confirmed by the recent European Parliament election’s results. At the same time, the southeast European countries are trying to implement social and economic reforms in order to catch up with Europe’s wealthier nations. The ratification of the Prespa Agreement between Greece and North Macedonia provides a model to solve longlasting disputes in the region, and the integration in the EU and NATO remains a priority for several Western Balkans nations.