About the event  

The radically changed geopolitical context should trigger and intensify the enlargement debate in the EU, and advance solutions to the long-standing stumbling blocks and unresolved tensions, thus securing unity and strong political ambition for the challenges ahead. Translating rhetoric into concrete actions is required from all parties involved.  

The European Liberal Forum, supported by the ALDE Party and the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, have the pleasure of inviting you to the EU meets the Balkans Forum 2.0 on May 16, Sofia Tech Park, Innovation Forum John Atanasoff, which will bring together EU leaders, foreign ministers, policymakers, NGO representatives, and youth to discuss the next steps towards enhanced regional cooperation and EU integration of the region. 


11:00 Welcoming remarks 

Master of Ceremony 


11:30 Addressing Common Challenges  

11:50 Discussion 


12:40 Reconciliation: the key to EU Enlargement 

13:00 100 Years of the Republic – Turkish Foreign Policy 


13:50 100 The Deeper Balkans Region: South-Eastern European Union Initiative (Bulgaria – Greece – Romania)  

Moderator: Anna-Maria Konova, Talk Show Host & Journalist, NOVA TV 


14:40 Buffet Lunch – Hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria 

15:30 Ukraine Reconstruction: Euro-Atlantic and Global Perspective 


16:20 Big Bang NATO Enlargement: Ministerial Reunion 

Moderator: Svetoslav Ivanov, Talk Show Host & Journalist, BTV Media Group 


Visiting tour of Sofia Tech Park 

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