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    • Norway, Slovenia and Serbia and Montenegro: together in NATO

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    • Date: 26 February 2006
      Through better mutual understanding towards the Euro Atlantic integration.

      Seminar "Norway, Slovenia and SCG: together in NATO - Through better mutual understanding towards the Euro Atlantic integration", held on February 23-24, 2006, was organized by the Faculty of Political Science and SCG Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supported by Royal Norwegian Government, Slovenia Government and NATO Secretariat.

      The purpose of that seminar was to present the actual moment of NATO and the current relationship between Alliance and SCG, as well as to initiate debate on basic elements of communication strategy in order to inform the SCG public about the Euro Atlantic integration.

      The seminar was opened by Vuk Drašković, SCG Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miroljub Labus, Vice-president of the Serbian Government, as well as the Ambassadors of Norway and Slovenia, Kai Eide and Matjaž Šinkovec. The experts from Slovenia, Norway, NATO Secretariat, as well as the representatives of academia, relevant ministries, parliaments, NGOs who deal with the issues related to the cooperation between NATO and SCG, participated in the seminar. The representatives of the Centre for Civil-Military Relations and the Belgrade School of Security Studies, the research unit within the CCMR, Professor Miroslav Hadžić and MA Jasmina Glišić also took part in the different panels.

      On the first day of the seminar, professor Miroslav Hadžić, the Centre's Director was commentator at the panel "Partnership for Peace and SCG". On that occasion, professor Hadžić spoke about the defense reform, pointed out the differentiation between reorganization and reform. "We mostly speak about reorganization, but it is just one part of the reform. The reform considers adjustment of the Army and the components of the military forces to the real needs of certain society and it must adjust security sector to those needs". Professor Hadžić posed several questions during his lecture related to boundaries of the NATO expansion, NATO's future identity and its relations with OSCE, EU, Security Council, etc. The participants of the seminar discussed those questions.

      On the second day of the seminar, the Deputy Head of the Belgrade School of Security Studies, Jasmina Glišić spoke about the NATO public diplomacy in Serbia, particularly about the messages that lacks in relations between the NATO and Serbia. During her speech, Glišić pointed out that the public in Serbia was negatively orientated toward NATO. That is the reason why NATO needs to make a strategy plan in order to inform the public in our country on its program, goals and methods of work and thereby improve the current image in the public.

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