Completing Europe: Will Macedonia Seize its Moment?

October 22, 2018 - 4:00 pm

1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
Please join the Atlantic Council on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. for a public conversation on the future of Macedonia and Southeastern Europe, featuring keynote remarks by the Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, former Secretary General of NATO.

This event will take place at Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington DC 2005).
On September 30, Macedonians voted in a referendum that would rename the country North Macedonia and remove the key obstacle to NATO and European Union (EU) membership. A boycott effort, outside influences, and ambivalent results  – more than 90 percent voting yes, but below 40 percent turnout – raise questions about what comes next. 
Will the government in Skopje muster the constitutional majority required to adopt the changes called for in the Prespa Agreement it negotiated with Greece? If not, will the country face snap parliamentary elections? How does this influence the calculus in Greece ahead of its own difficult parliamentary vote on the agreement? What impact does this have on the region and prospects for future NATO and EU enlargement. What roles are the United States, Europe and Russia playing in all this?
Join us on Monday, October 22, from 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. for a public conversation on these topics and more.


Keynote Remarks:
The Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
Former Secretary General of NATO

A Conversation With:
The Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
Former Secretary General of NATO

Ms. Lilica Kitanovska
Chief, VOA Macedonian Service

Mr. Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President, Programs and Strategy
Atlantic Council

Stay tuned for additional speakers!