Bulgarian FM discusses next steps for the Balkans

On January 4, GMF hosted Ivailo Kalfin, the foreign minister and deputy prime minister of the republic of Bulgaria, for a luncheon roundtable entitled "What Next for the Balkans."  Minister Kalfin highlighted the pitfalls and opportunities of a fragile upcoming year for the Balkan region, drew from his experience as he emphasized stabilization and revitalization in the Balkans, and highlighted the region's relationship with both Europe and the United States. His ministry's priorities currently focus foremost on Kosovo and developments within the Western Balkans.