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10th Anniversary of the 2004 EU Enlargement: Ellen Goldstein
Ten Years After the 2004 EU Enlargement: Achievements and Next Steps
April 24-25, 2014Vienna, Austria

On the occasion of 10th anniversary of the 2004 EU Enlargement, this international conference focused on the achievements and the next steps, as well as on the challenges which policy-makers will face over the coming years.

Celebrating 10th anniversary of the 2004 EU Enlargement - on 1st May 2004 ten countries from Central and Eastern Europe became new members of the European Union - an international conference took place in Vienna on April 24-25, 2014.

Various panels of participants discussed the achievements and the next steps, as well as the ‘unfinished business’, i.e. the challenges which policy-makers in the European Union will face over the coming period. Read more about this conference.

The session Towards Stability in the Balkans was chaired by Ellen Goldstein, Country Director for Southeast Europe.

The conference was co-organized by the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), the Austrian Central Bank (OeNB), the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)


Ellen Goldstein chairs the session Towards Stability in the Balkans


The panel includes academics and activists from Belgrade (Vesna Pešić), Zagreb (Žarko Puhovski), and experts from Washington (Susan Woodward) and Vienna (Vladimir Gligorov)


The panel discusses the EU accession, economic and political stability of the region, and the impact on the EU