Western Balkans Playbook – Competition for influence among foreign actors

Western Balkans Playbook – Competition for influence among foreign actors
2021-07-21 Csenge Dobrai
Edited by: Gergely Varga and Tamás Levente Molnár

Published by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Budapest, 2021)

This publication is a welcome contribution to our work with the Western Balkans. As it demonstrates, there is a lot of interest in the region, also from third countries. But when all is said and done, our work is not about geopolitical competition. Ultimately, the common goal is to make the Western Balkans more stable, more prosperous, and to accelerate their European path. This will mean working even more closely together with the region, as Europeans with a common destiny. This will help us project the common values that unite Europe beyond our borders onto the international stage and build a common future for the wellbeing of all our citizens and for future generations.

Authors:

Gergely Varga (PhD) – Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)

Tamás Levente Molnár – Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)

Sándor Ackerman – diplomat in Brussels

Zoltán Egeresi (PhD) – Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)

Tamás Peragovics – Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of World Economics

Ágnes Szunomár (PhD) – Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of World Economics

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