Varna Forum “Thinking Together”

Thinking Together Varna-2 Forum “The Black Sea: Confrontation Or Cooperation?”

Lyubomir Kyuchukov, Director of the Economics and International Relations InstituteGeorgi Pirinski, Member of European Parliament, Program Director of the Solidarity Society FoundationRegine Schubert, Director of the Bulgaria Office, Friedrich-Ebert-StiftungIs there an alternative to confrontation in the Black Sea region? Could a potentially eruptive region engage into the path of de-escalation of tension? Is dialogue possible…
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Macro-regional strategy of the European Union for the Black Sea

For several years, international non-governmental level to discuss the possibility of developing and implementing macro-regional EU strategy for the Black Sea[1], which symbolizes term economic and political space around the Black Sea. The last international forum on this topic, called "Varna Forum 2.0" entitled "to reason together", was held in Varna resort Riviera, The golden sands of 13 to 14 май 2017
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Commissioner Carmelo VELLA – Video Message

Varna Forum 2.0: "The Black Sea: confrontation or cooperation"Ladies and gentlemen,Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address you today.The Varna Forum's motto is 'Thinking Together'.To that, I would like to add the European Union's philosophy of 'working together'.In the European Union, we believe that challenges are best overcome by working with, not against…
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Keynote Statement – Varna Forum 2.0: “The Black Sea: confrontation or cooperation”

Michael Christides, Secretary-General, Permanent International Secretariat (PERMITS) of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Organisation Ladies and Gentlemen,I wish to thank the organizers, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and my old friend, Minister Georgi Pirinski, for honoring me with their invitation to this important event. Indeed, it is a privilege for me to address this distinguished audience on…
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Discussion Facilitation Paper – Varna Forum 2.0: “The Black Sea: confrontation or cooperation”

Georgi Pirinski, Member of the European Parliament, Programme Director of the Solidarity Society FoundationRadoslav Deyanov, Expert (PhD), RAD Consulting, Economics and International Relations InstituteThis paper provides a number of considerations for discussion at the Varna Forum 2.0 (2017), which relate to the merits and the prospects for elaboration and adoption of a 21-st century European…
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