23 September, 2015 – 09:30 to 12:00
Arcadia Hotel, Františkánska 3, Bratislava

Central European Policy Institute is organizing a public debate regarding Slovak-Kosovar dialogue and Kosovo’s road to EU accession. The debate will cover the following questions:

* What is Kosovo’s progress in the Stabilization and Association (SAA) Process and what are its main challenges on the EU path?

* What is the update on Kosovo’s relations with five EU non-recognizers?

* How will Slovakia approach Kosovo’s EU perspective during its EU Presidency in the second half of 2016?


9:30 – 10:30: Panel 1: Kosovo’s challenges on the EU path: SAA, and relations with non-recognizers

Ramadan Ilazi, Deputy Minister for European Integration of Kosovo

Henrik Markuš, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovak Republic; former Head of the Liaison Office in Prishtina (until August 2015)

Bernard Nikaj, Former Minister of Trade and Industry of Kosovo (until 2014)

Chair: Milan Nič, Director, Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), Bratislava

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00: Panel 2: Slovak EU Presidency in 2016: what working relations with Kosovo?

Vladimír Bilčík, Head of EU Programme, Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Bratislava

Besa Shahini, Independent Analyst, Brussels

Agron Bajrami, Editor in Chief, Koha Ditore, Prishtina

Chair: Milan Nič, Director, Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), Bratislava

RSVP: Due to the limited capacity, we kindly ask you to confirm your participation by 21st September 2015 to Barbora Tholtová on her e-mail: [email protected].

Please, kindly note that the event will be held in English.

You can download the programme here.

To read the event report, click here.