THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION DISCUSSES WESTERN BALKANS
CIG President Alex Roinishvili Grigorev moderated an off-the-record panel on “The West Balkan Candidate Countries on Their Path to EU Accession” at the 38th European Meeting of the Trilateral Commission. Panel participants included Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of Serbia, Milo Djukanovic, Prime Minister of Montenegro, Gjorgje Ivanov, President of Macedonia, and Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Due to the continuing institutional crisis in Pristina, President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga was unable to take part.
Among the meeting participants were Jean-Calude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank who presided over the meeting, Edelgard Bulmahn, Vice President of the German Bundestag, Ivica Dacic, Serbian Foreign Minister, Myriam Ferran, Director for Serbia in Directorate General for Enlargement of the European Commission, Jacob Frenkel, Chairman of J. P. Morgan Chase, Michael Fuchs, Head of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag, Elisabeth Guigou, Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee of the French National Assembly, Nigel Higgins, Chief Executive of the Rothschild Group, Wolfgang Ischinger, Ambassador and Chair of the Munich Security Conference, Klaas Knot, President of the Dutch Central Bank, Jean Lemierre, chairman of BNP Paribas and former head of the EBRD, Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy, Tanja Miscevic, Head of the EU Negotiating Team of the Serbian Government, Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, Ewald Nowotny, Governor of the Austrian National Bank, Lucas Papademos, former Prime Minister of Greece, Ursula Plassnik, former Austrian Foreign Minister, Karel Schwarzenberg, former Czech Foreign Minister, Nebojsa Stefanovic, Minister of Internal Affairs of Serbia, Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Jan Tombinski, EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Kori Udovicki, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, George Vassiliou, former President of Cyprus, and others.
Many participants took part in the questions and answers session of the panel.