Security in the Western Balkans / Scientific Conference brings together researchers from the region at the University of Durrës
Security of the Western Balkans, regional scholars discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine
Researchers from Albania, Kosovo, and other Western Balkan countries have discussed the security of the region, in a conference organized by "Aleksandër Moisiu" University in Durrës in collaboration with the University of Nice "Cote D'Azur".
The organizer of the conference, the head of the Department of Public Administration at the Faculty of Political and Legal Sciences, Gentiana Kraja, said the conference comes at a time when the issue of security in the Balkans is even more discussed due to the war in Ukraine.
"The aim was to encourage researchers towards political, social and economic issues that currently concern the Western Balkans and, consequently, the EU integration process of the countries of this region. The Conference is attended by scholars from Albania, Kosovo, Western Balkan countries. "The issue of security in the Western Balkans was chosen as a topic much talked about and discussed by the consequences, but also for the continuation of the European integration process," said Kraja.
Në këtë konferencë ka prezantuar studimin e vet pedagogu dhe eksperti i shkencave politike ne UAMD Arian Dedej, i cili thotë se konflikti midis Rusisë dhe Ukrainës rrezikon ta kthejë Ballkanin Perëndimor 20 vite pas, ndërsa shton se vendi ynë nuk është i rrezikuar në rast të përshkallëzimit të konfliktit në fjalë. Për studiuesin Arian Dedej, integrimi i Ballkanit në BE do të garantonte një rajon më të sigurt.
"The study presented today aims to present the impact of the war in Ukraine on world security and in particular on the security of the Western Balkans. This conflict risks turning the Western Balkans 20 years later, according to various scholars, so they fear an escalation of tensions and a return after ethnic and religious divisions. This comes from the difficult economic situation the Western Balkans are going through and the uncertain future towards the EU. Albania is less at risk because it is part of NATO that makes its political and economic stability more sustainable. Rising tensions endanger Kosovo the most. "Bosnia is very much at risk of conflict," Dedej said.