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Event: The Road to Europe: The process of EU approximation in the Balkans, Oxford, 12.11.2007

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    South East European Studies at Oxford European Studies Centre â–ª St Antony s College The Road to Europe: The process of EU approximation in the Balkans
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      South East European Studies at Oxford

      European Studies Centre ▪ St Antony's College





      The Road to Europe: The process of EU

      approximation in the Balkans



      Speaker

      Jens Bastian

      Economist, European Agency for Reconstruction

      Dr Jens Bastian currently holds the position of Economist / Institution
      Building at the European Agency for Reconstruction in Salonika,
      Greece. The Agency is responsible for the management of the main EU
      assistance programmes in the Republic of Serbia, Republic of Montenegro,
      UN-administered Kosovo and the former Yugoslav Republic of
      Macedonia. Prior to his appointment in Salonika, Dr Bastian was
      responsible for monitoring investment strategies in the Balkans at Alpha
      Bank, a private sector bank in Athens, Greece (1998-2005). He received his
      Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Between
      1994 and 1998 he was appointed as DAAD-lecturer in the Political Economy of
      Transition at the London School of Economics. From 1992 to mid-1994 he was
      Research Officer at Nuffield College, Oxford.




      Discussant

      Max Watson

      University of Oxford and European Commission

      Dr Max Watson is Economic Adviser to the Director-General of Economic and
      Financial Affairs of the European Commission. He is a Senior Member of St.
      Antony's College, Oxford, and a visiting fellow in Euro-Asian studies at
      the University of Reading. He was for­merly a Deputy Director of the IMF,
      where he was mission chief for Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Spain,
      among others, in the 1990s; head of the International Capital Markets
      Division and the Debt Issues Unit in the 1980s; and, earlier, Personal
      Assistant to Man­aging Director de Larosiere. His early career was spent
      in the Bank of England, where he worked on international economic issues
      and banking supervision, serving as Secretary of the International
      Conference of Bank Supervisors, and Secretary of the EU Supervisors Groupe
      de Contact. He was educated at Cambridge and INSEAD, and is a Fellow of
      the UK Institute of Financial Services.





      Monday 12 November, 5 p.m.

      Seminar Room,

      European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, St Antony’s College
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