Conference on topic "Impact of global security challenges on Europe and Western Balkans and ways to cope" in cooperation with the Kingdom of Norway
for European Affairs today hosted a conference on topic "Impact of global
security challenges on Europe and Western Balkans and ways to cope," which
was implemented within the project "Sustainable EU training system"
financed by the Kingdom of Norway.
was opened by the State Secretary for European Affairs Ana Blazheska and the
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Poposki, the Minister of Defense Zoran
Jolevski, the Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski and the Norwegian
Ambassador Arne Sanes Bjernstad had opening remarks.
The speakers gave
a brief overview of the security challenges Macedonia is facing, in terms of
the sector for which their line ministry is responsible, with special emphasis
on migrant crisis, although the country deals with it quite good, is still a
potential security challenge for Western Balkans and Europe.
The importance of
Euro-Atlantic integration of Macedonia was also emphasised, which is crucial
for the security of the region. Professor Shell Elias, director of the Centre
for European and Asian Studies in Oslo, Professor Fabrizio Lucio, President of
ATA and Secretary General of the Atlantic Council of Italy, Odd Berner Malme,
former Deputy Commissioner of police of Norway and Kurt Engeln the Permanent
representation of Belgium to the NATO Military committee, also spoke at the
conference in terms of security challenges in Europe and the Western
within the Norwegian bilateral assistance to Macedonia continues in the coming
period and will be strengthened with projects in the field of security.