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Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Chairman
Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
March 5, 2014

LIVE WEBCAST: NEW LOCATION: U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD HEARING ON DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS AND POLICY RESPONSES


*Please note new room number:Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106

(Washington, DC) The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) today announced the following hearing:

Developments in the Western Balkans and Policy Responses

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 

10:00 am

*Please note new room number: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106

Please click here at the start of the hearing to view the webcast.

Scheduled to testify:

Hoyt Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Tanja Fajon, Member (Slovenia), European Parliament

Kurt Volker, Executive Director, the McCain Institute for International Leadership

The countries of the Western Balkan region of Europe – Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – have started 2014 with a mix of challenges and expectations. Elections, dialogue and ongoing reform will be shaped by the hope of taking the next steps toward European and Euro-Atlantic integration, with each country at a different stage of achievement or preparedness but all of them sharing an interest in progress, advancement and stability across the entire region. The hearing will feature the official views and policy approaches of the United States toward the countries of the Western Balkans, supplemented by the insights and analysis of experts from both sides of the Atlantic.

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The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.

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