- December 11, 2019
- December 12, 2019
The Aspen Institute Germany hosted its annual Working Group Western Balkans on December 11-12, 2019 in Berlin to conclude its Western Balkans Program 2019. The goal of this working group was to develop concrete policy recommendations as a result of the issues discussed throughout the Aspen Western Balkans conferences this year and to identify the next steps that should be taken by Western Balkans, German, and EU decision-makers. The key topics during the Aspen conferences in 2019 included economic development and emigration as well as strengthening parliaments and their role in the Western Balkans. Moreover, the working group took stock of the current situation in the EU integration process of the Western Balkan countries and discussed ways of reinvigorating this process. The working group consisted of one high-level government representative from the Western Balkans Six, select experts as well as representatives from the EU, the German Government, and Bundestag.