New challenges for Albania, region, Europe and the world

In the framework of the “Western Balkans and the EU” lecture cycle

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)[1]

Kindly invites you to take part at the lecture entitled

New challenges for Albania, region, Europe and the world

Ilir Meta - Wikipedia
H. E. Ilir Meta

by H.E. Ilir Meta

Former President Republic of Albania 2017 – 2022 and 

President of the Freedom Party

on Monday, 20 May 2024, at 17.00,

Eurostars uHotel, (ex Grand Hotel Union Business), hall »Iris«, Miklošičeva 3, Ljubljana.


H.E. Ilir Meta served as the President of the Republic of Albania in the period 2017-2022. Before that, he was the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Speaker of the Parliament, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Economy. He is one of the most experienced politicians in the region. He is the president of the Freedom Party (Partia e Lirise). In his lecture he will present the new challenges faced by Albania, the region, Europe and the world. The distinguished guest will also speak about current situation in Albania.

The lecture will be in English, followed by a discussion moderated by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zijad Bećirović and Bakhatyar Aljaf, directors of IFIMES.

Live broadcast at:

Please take your seat at the hall at the latest by 16.55 h.

Attendance is free of charge but we kindly ask you to confirm your participation at telephone number +386 (01) 430 15 33 or at

Ljubljana, 13 May 2024

[1] IFIMES – International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, has Special Consultative status at ECOSOC/UN, New York, since 2018 and it is a publisher of the international scientific journal “European Perspectives”.