ANOTHER SEMINAR TO TACKLE GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION Pari - 2003/8/29
BULGARIA hopes to stimulate the European Union (EU) to take a more active role in settling non-military issues, such as corruption, organised crime, drug trafficking. This is the object of the international conference on security in Southeast Europe that will be held September 5-6, Boyko Noev, ex defence minister and head of the European programme at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, explained.
Guests to the forum will be NATO secretary general George Robertson, Stability Pact coordinator Erhard Busek, the defence ministers of Romania and Macedonia.
In the past two years the military risks to security transformed into non-military ones, Boyko Noev said. Lively debates are expected on crackdown on corruption, the problems with the borders of residual Yugoslavia, the worsened relations between the USA and Europe after the war in Iraq.