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The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center is delighted to invite you to a high-level conversation with President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. (ET) / 14:30 hrs –15:15 hrs (CEST).

More than a decade after its declaration of independence, the Republic of Kosovo continues to face a set of challenges, both at home and on its path toward integration in the Euro-Atlantic community and its core institutions of the European Union and NATO. While all Kosovars broadly agree on where they want to see their country end up, there remain significant barriers to achieving these goals. While daunting challenges like high youth unemployment, a sluggish economy, corruption, and polarized politics dominate at home, relations with Serbia loom large over almost all foreign policy concerns.

President Osmani will join the Council for a candid conversation about Kosovo’s priorities and her agenda for achieving them. What role can the Biden Administration play alongside its EU allies in helping firmly anchor Kosovo in the Euro-Atlantic community? What are Kosovo’s expectations for the upcoming Berlin Process Summit? What is the outlook for the Belgrade-Priština Dialogue? And what opportunities does Kosovo see to promote post-pandemic recovery through regional economic cooperation?

This discussion is part of the Europe Center’s #BalkansForward Initiative, a coordinated effort to foster a democratic, secure, and prosperous Western Balkans firmly integrated into the Euro-Atlantic community.

The Europe Center is pleased to present this live event as part of the Atlantic Council’s #ACFrontPage event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders and championing constructive solutions to global challenges. From publishing  timely commentary and analysis across the continent  to providing a  transatlantic platform for European leaders  driving the crisis response, the Europe Center is combining foreign policy, economic, and business expertise to help re-imagine the post COVID-19 world. 

This conversation will take place on Zoom and will be broadcast on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. To receive the event information, please register using the button above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to watch the event. 

To participate in the Q&A with President Osmani please use the hashtag #ACFrontPage or submit questions to [email protected] by Monday, June 7, 2021. 

Featuring

H.E. Vjosa Osmani

President of the Republic of Kosovo

In conversation with

Damon Wilson

Executive Vice President

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