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Belgrade 2014

Participants in the fourth Belgrade Security Forum (Courtesy Photo)

BELGRADE, Serbia (Oct. 8, 2014) – Dr. Valbona Zeneli, professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, participates in the fourth Belgrade Security Forum Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 here.  Titled Europe 2014 - End, and/or a New Beginning, this forum aimed to discuss a number of topics related to security and foreign policy of importance for Serbia, Southeast Europe and for the European Union.

More than 450 participants, including high-ranking officials from regional and foreign governments, international institutions, independent experts, civil society organizations’ representatives and the media attended this forum. Main topics of the conference were: the strategic debate on Transatlantic and Eurasia agenda, European Union neighboring policy, regional cooperation; the future of Serbian-Albanian relations, the civil society’s contribution to the reforms in the region; Ukraine crisis’ impact on Europe and wider; energy security; and, role of the youth in global civil society.

Zeneli spoke at the session of the final day of the Belgrade Security Forum that attracted the most attention deliberated on the outcomes of the Ukrainian crisis and its effects on shaping of European policy.

Other panelists were: Tim Judah‚ Balkans Correspondent, the Economist; Franco Frattini‚ Italian Supreme Administrative Court, Justice and Chamber president; Žarko Puhovski professor, Faculty of Philosophy; Zagreb, Dimitar Bechev senior visiting fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics; and Dejan Anastasijević‚ Brussels correspondent, Tanjug News Service (Moderator).