This conference was held on February 6, 2019 at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Topics of discussion and debate included how the Western Balkans can overcome obstacles on the road toward the EU, Libya’s future, the U.S. – Greece energy partnership, and energy developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. Click here for a full read-out of the event.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration and Light Breakfast
Daniel Hamilton, President, Transatlantic Leadership Network
Ilir Meta, President, Republic of Albania
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Western Balkans: How to Overcome Obstacles on the Road Toward the EU
Ivan Brajović, President of the Parliament, Montenegro
Enver Hoxhaj, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Kosovo
Vladimir Marinković, Deputy Speaker, Parliament of the Republic of Serbia
Goran Miraščić, Adviser to the Prime Minister, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fatmir Mediu, Member and Chairman of the Republican Party, Parliament of the Republic of Albania
Gabriel-Benjamin Leș, Minister of Defense, Romania
Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero (Ret.), Vice President, Transatlantic Leadership Network
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Future of Libya
A discussion with Khalid al-Meshri, President of the High Council of State of Libya
Sasha Toperich, Senior Vice President, Transatlantic Leadership Network
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Energy Security in the Eastern Mediterranean
John Paravantis, Associate Professor, University of Piraeus
2:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Unresolved Legal Issues Complicating the Energy Revolution in the Eastern Mediterranean
Petros Liacouras, Professor of International Law, University of Piraeus
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
U.S. – Greece Energy Partnership and Energy Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean
Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council
Athanasios Platias, Professor, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus
Joseph Uddo III, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
Lena Argiri, D.C. Correspondent, Greek Public Broadcasting
Amb. Haris Lalacos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States
Edward Joseph, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network
Michael Haltzel, Chairman, Transatlantic Leadership Network