The round table - Russia: The key to (in)stability in the Balkans and the Middle East

In the framework of the "EU and the world" cycle


the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)



invites You kindly to the round table




Russia: The key to (in)stability in the Balkans and the Middle East


which will be held on Thursday, 16 April 2015, at 16.00 h

in the “Grad” hall of Hotel Lev (13th floor) at Vošnjakova 1, Ljubljana.


Ever since Vladimir Putin has been at the head of Russia, his country has gradually regained its position in the global political scene. Recent events in Ukraine have revealed enormous disparities between Russia and the West. Russia's role in the Balkans and the Middle East is important and will be even more important in the future. Russia has actually become the key to (in)stability in the Balkans and the Middle East.


Those and other issues will be discussed by the following experts:


  • Dr. Klemen Grošelj, an expert in defense studies and geopolitics,
  • Jelko Kacin, formerMember of the European Parliament (MEP) (ALDE),
  • Andrej Stopar, a journalist and long-standing Russia correspondent for the RTV Slovenia,   
  • Bakhatyar Aljaf, IFIMES



The round table will be held in the Slovenian language and moderated by Zijad Bećirović.


Live broadcast at:  


Please take your seat at the hall at the latest by 15.55 h.


Attendance is free of charge. Please confirm your participation at telephone number (01) 430 15 33 or at



Ljubljana, April 13th, 2015

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