Conference: Kosovo and Its Independence

[15.01.2008, Admin, NEWS]

The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies

in co-operation with

Chronicles                 .týždeň

organized international conference in Bratislava on January 14, 2008 entitled

Kosovo and Its Independence

Impact on the Balkans, World Affairs, Slovak and EU Foreign Policy


9.00 – 9.15 Welcome remarks

9.15 – 10.45 I. Panel - Independence of Kosovo and impact on international relations

Ambassador James Bissett, Canada, Chairman of The Lord Byron Foundation (contribution here),
Ján Čarnogurský, Former PM of Slovakia (contribution here),
Dušan Čaplovič, Deputy PM,
Alexander Duleba, Slovak Foreign Policy Association (contribution here)

Moderator of the panel:
Jaroslav Daniška

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 II. Panel - Independence of Kosovo and impact on Balkan stability

Srdja Trifkovic, USA, Chronicles Magazine (contribution here),
James Jatras, USA, Director of The American Council for Kosovo (contribution here),
František Lipka, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovakia, former Ambassador of Slovakia
Matyáš Zrno, Civic Institute, Prague (contribution here)

Moderator of the panel:
Jaroslav Daniška

12.30 – 13.00 What Kosovo means for Serbia and the Balkans

Dusan Prorokovic, Serbia, Secretary of State at the Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija (contribution here and presentation here)

13.00 – 13.30 Refreshments

13.30 – 14.45 III. Panel - Slovak and EU position on Kosovo independence

Roman Bužek, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovakia (contribution here),
Vladimír Palko, MP,
Peter Zajac, President of The Conservative Institute of M. R. Štefánik,
József Berényi, MP (contribution here)

Moderator of the panel:
Jozef Majchrák

14.45 – 15.00 Coffee break

15.00 – 16.00 Final open discussion

Moderator of the panel:
Jaroslav Daniška

16.00 End of the conference