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The Western Balkans: are they really part of Europe?

LSE European Series

Date: Wednesday 8 March 2006
Time: 1.30pm
Venue
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Lord Ashdown
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

The European Union is actively engaged in the reconstruction of the Western Balkans. But after years of bitter conflict, the region remains fragile. Is EU membership a realistic prospect?

Lord Ashdown was leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 until 1999 and served as the international community's high representative in Bosnia Herzegovina from 2002-06.

This series is hosted by the European Institute| at LSE and supported by LSE Annual Fund.

The next event in the series takes place on Thursday 9 March - Charlie McCreevy, a member of the European Commission and responsible for internal markets and services, will give a lecture on The Development of the European Capital Market.|

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.

TV Screening on BBC Parliament

A recording of this event will be screened on BBC Parliament on Saturday 18 March at 9.00pm.

BBC Parliament can be accessed on Freeview channel 81, Sky Digital channel 504 and cable. Please check listings for further information.

This recording will also be streamed live on the BBC Parliament website|.

Transcript

The Western Balkans: are they really part of Europe?| (PDF)

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043.

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