Listen to the discussions that took place during our event “The EU in a changing global environment: what next for EU’s neighbours” which took place on 23 July 2015:

Panel 1: “Unrewarding crossroads: the Black Sea region amidst the EU and Russia” featuring:

Georgi Pirinski, Member of the European Parliament, ECFR Council Member (Bulgaria)
Andrey Makarychev, Visiting Professor at University of Tartu in Estonia (Russia)
Ghia Nodia, Chairman of the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (Georgia)
Iryna Solonenko, DAAD/OSF Scholar at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder (Ukraine)
Richard Giragosian, Founding Director of Regional Studies Center (Armenia)
Moderator: Louisa Slavkova, ECFR/Sofia Platform (Bulgaria)

Panel 3: “Panel 3: The EU’s Unfinished Business: What Next for the Western Balkans and Turkey?” featuring:

Dzhema Grozdanova, Head of Foreign Affairs Committee, Bulgarian National Assembly, ECFR Council Member (Bulgaria)
Alida Vracic, Executive Director of the think tank Populari (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Hedvig Morvai, Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans, ECFR Council Member (Serbia)
Remzi Lani, Executive Director of the Albanian Media Institute (Albania)
Sinan Ülgen, Chairman of the Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (Turkey)
Stevo Pendarovski, Assistant Professor, the University American College Skopje (Macedonia)
Moderator: Tim Judah, The Economist (UK)

Panel 4: “Beyond the Pipeline Knot: The Future of the Energy Sector in the Wider Europe Region” featuring:

Julian Popov, Fellow of the European Climate Foundation (Bulgaria/UK)
Anca Mihalache, Senior Analyst at Energy Policy Group (Romania)
Chi Kong Chyong, Director of Energy Policy Forum at the University of Cambridge (UK/Ukraine)
Oktay Tanrisever, Editor, Energy and Diplomacy Journal, Professor at the Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
Moderator: Adelina Marini, Founder and Editor-in-chief of euinside (Bulgaria)

*Panel 2: “The EU foreign policy and the Bulgarian perspective” with the participation of High Representative Federica Mogherini can be found in our video section.