Education in focus as European parliamentarians discuss Western Balkans
The European Parliament and the Hungarian National Assembly, the Országgyulés, co-organise the Joint Parliamentary Meeting “Western Balkans: towards a more integrated Europe” in Brussels 13-14 April.
Members of the European Parliament, national parliaments from EU countries and Western Balkans will discuss developments in the region. One of two sessions will be devoted to integration of citizens, cultural diversity, success of the integration process, and educational aspects of integration.
The meeting will be co-chaired by the President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek, and the President of the Hungarian National Assembly, László Kövér.
Guest speakers include, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Luka Bebic, and the Head of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, Sonja Biserko.
The meeting will be broadcast live on European Parliament’s website from Wednesday 14:55 CET.
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Documents of the joint parliamentary meeting
Photo by Flickr Creative Commons, European Parliament/Pietro Naj-Oleari
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