Representatives of Warsaw Institute and The Warsaw Institute Review gave a lecture during a recent study visit of Bulgarian journalists to Warsaw. The journalists arrived to Poland due to the invitation of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish Press Agency. The lecture concerned the geopolitical situation in Central and Eastern Europe. It was a perfect reference to such projects as the Three Seas Initiative, Eastern Partnership and the Berlin Process.
Among invited guests were the journalists representing well-known Bulgarian media: Ms. Ekaterina Dandarova-Katratcheva (Radio Darik), Ms. Marta Mladenova (Bulgarian National Radio), Mr. Lyudmil Iliev (Sega) and Ms. Marina Staneva (Capital Weekly). The lecture was delivered by Mr. Krzysztof Kamiński (Warsaw Institute) and Mr. Alexander Wielgos (The Warsaw Institute Review).
Warsaw Institute and The Warsaw Institute Review Presentation
Both the presentation and the follow-up discussion provided extensive explanations on infrastructure, energy and geopolitical aspects in Central and Eastern Europe. Particular emphasis was placed on explaining dependencies within the European Union and complementary regional formats. the speakers listed the most important differences resulting from the currently presented concepts of European integration. They can be briefly described as “enlargement” or “deepening” of the Community integration.
Warsaw Institute and The Warsaw Institute Team lecture was an occassion to discuss the essential assumptions of the Three Seas Initiative and the region’s investment needs in the field of energy and physical and digital infrastructure, worth a total of €570 billion.
Three Seas Initiative, Eastern Partnership and the Berlin Process
In the next part of the speech, experts and journalists put all attention to newly established Three Seas investment fund, as a joint initiative of Poland and Romania of a total worth of €3–5 billion in upcoming years.
Study Visit of Bulgarian Journalists to Warsaw meeting took up the matter of the Eastern Partnership program, launched on the initiative of Poland and Sweden. This year marks ten years since the start of the first summit in a bid to bring Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan closer to the European Union.
In the final, the last topic discussed was the Berlin Process, which is a platform facilitating the integration of the Western Balkan countries with the European Union. Poland currently holds the presidency of this initiative, with the forthcoming summit scheduled to take place in Poznan in July 2019.
The meeting was an opportunity to present to Bulgarian journalists the results of the last conference “Western Balkans: Infrastructure and Energy from a Geopolitical Perspective” and to discuss the program of the Polish Presidency of the Berlin Process and the Western Balkans Summit in Poznań.
Warsaw Institute: Western Balkans: Infrastructure and Energy from a Geopolitical Perspective
The Warsaw Institute Review: Strategy Duologues on Geopolitics: The Warsaw Institute Review’s Initiative at the Embassy of Romania