The European Union needs to agree on a common vision of a rule-based international order that includes a role for EU engagement in major global crisis resolution and challenges, according to a set of conclusions released by event organizers at the end of the fifth Belgrade Security Forum.
The regional cooperation on display at the first “Western Balkans Dialogue” is an essential component of efforts to build a stronger and more secure region, according to a U.S. diplomat who spoke at the IDM event.
Delegates representing PASOS members attending the network’s 2015 Assembly in Tirana re-elected PASOS Board Member Borislav Mavrov, and voted for Maria Golubeva, Vladimir Bartovic, and Stevo Muk to join the network’s board of directors.
The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) was honored with the 2015 PASOS Think-Tank Achievement of the Year Award for its work organizing the Belgrade Security Forum, an annual gathering jointly initiated and designed by BCSP, the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE) and the European Movement in Serbia (EMinS), that brings together hundreds of leading experts and policymakers.
A Belgrade Centre for Security Policy paper that presents an independent analysis of the current state of the Civil Protection units in the North Kosovo was honored with the 2015 PASOS Best Policy Publication of the Year Award.
The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy is standing by the results of polling data showing that most Serbs believe their police forces are corrupt, after a governmental spokeswoman called into question the validity of the study.
Nearly 85 percent of Ukrainians say that corruption in their country is one of the main obstacles in the way of Ukraine joining the European Union, according to the results of an Institute of World Policy survey.