The break-up of Yugoslavia: What lessons for Europe today?

29  June 2011    7:00 pm

Venue

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Festsaal, Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Vienna

Description

This panel discussion is held on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of independence of Slovenia and Croatia. We want to address causes of the break-up of Yugoslavia and assess the consequences for Slovenia and Croatia and for the region as a whole. The broader issue is that of political fragility, which is quite topical in the EU today. We intend to discuss the analogies with the current political and governance dilemmas in the European Union. Finally, in view of the instability in the EU periphery and neighborhood, the failures of the EU in the Balkans are instructive for its ability to provide an anchor of stability.

Participants:

Vladimir GligorovSenior Economist, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), Vienna, Austria
Ivan KrastevEditor-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Edition of Foreign Policy and Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria
Jože MencingerProfessor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jacques RupnikSenior Research Fellow Sciences Po, Centre for International Studies and Research, France
Sandra ŠvaljekDirector, Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia

Moderator:
Josef KirchengastForeign Editor, DER STANDARD, Vienna, Austria

The panel discussion is organized by The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) and DER STANDARD with the support of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

Presentations:
“The break-up of Yugoslavia: What lessons for Europe today?”: Svaljek (PDF)
“The break-up of Yugoslavia: What lessons for Europe today?” - What price nationalism: Gligorov (PDF)

Papers:
“The break-up of Yugoslavia: What lessons for Europe today?” - The Balkans as a European question: Rupnik (PDF)
wiiw Policy Note Nr. 5 - What price nationalism: Gligorov (PDF)


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