Corona Crisis in the Western Balkans: Democracy as Collateral Damage?
18:00 - 19:30
Dr. Vedran DZIHIC, oiip
in talk with
Dr. Christina GRIESSLER; Andrássy Universität Budapest
Date & Time:
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The ONLINE-talk addresses the developments and lock-down restrictions implemented in the countries of the so-called Western Balkans during the Coronavirus-Pandemic and its long-lasting effect on the political structures of these countries. Even before the current health crisis the status of democracy was fragile. During the corona-crisis, some political leaders have been taking advantage of the situation to further shape the political environment to their benefit. Moreover, the talk will elaborate on the relations between the Western Balkans and the EU, which despite the decision to start the accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania during the Croatian EU Presidency in March 2020, have not much improved.
We would like to inform you, that the event is in English and will be online streamed per Facebook.