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Speaker(s): Vuk Jeremić, Nickolay Mladenov
Chair: Dr Svetozar Rajak
Recorded on 18 November 2010 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
'Balkans 2020: The Ministerial Debate' marks the launch of the Balkan International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and Serbia will identify the issues the region faces today and offer their vision of the Balkans in 2020. Can present challenges endanger the region's fragile stability or, will the Balkans forever shed the infamous attribute of being the "powder keg of Europe"? Vuk Jeremić was sworn in as minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Serbia on May 15 2007. Nickolay Evtimov Mladenov was appointed minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria by the 41st National Assembly on January 27 2010.