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Second Annual International Conference: NATO, EU and the New Risks: a Southeast Europe Perspective
 
29-30 October, 2004
Boyana Conference Center
Sofia, Bulgaria

AGENDA

Thursday, 28 October, 2004

Arrivals
Registration

19.30 Reception hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Plamen Panayotov


Friday, 29 October, 2004

09.00 Opening

Dr. Ognian Shentov, Chairman, Center for the Study of Democracy

09.15 First panel: NATO’s contribution to stability and security and the new challenges. EU’s new role in SEE security

Mr. Plamen Panayotov, Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Ambassador Alessandro Minuto Rizzo, Deputy Secretary General, NATO
Mr. Nikolay Svinarov, Minister of Defense of Bulgaria
Mr. Dominick Chilcott, Director, EU Policy, UK Foreign Office

Discussion

Panel Chair: Ambassador Boyko Noev, Director, European Program, Center for the Study of Democracy

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

Ambassador Michael Sahlin, EU Special Representative in Macedonia
Mr. Mate Raboteg , State Secretary, Ministry of Defense of Croatia
Ambassador Lubomir Ivanov , Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to NATO
Discussion

Panel Chair : Dr. Emil Tsenkov, Director, Information Centre on the Council of Europe

13.00 Lunch hosted by the Minister of Defense of Bulgaria

14.30 Second panel: New security risks, inter-agency co-operation. Security sector and defense transformation

Mr. Dragan Djurovic , Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Montenegro
Lieut. Gen. Atanas Zaprianov, Deputy-Chief of the Bulgarian General Staff (PowerPoint presentation, 2,10 Mb)
Mr. Dragan Jočić, Minister of the Interior of Serbia

Discussion

Panel Chair: Lieut. Gen. (ret.) Chavdar Chervenkov, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Democracy

15.45-16.00 Coffee break

Prof. Georgi Petkanov, Minister of the Interior of Bulgaria
Dr. Vlado Buchkovski , Minister of Defense of Macedonia
Maj. General Holger Sammet, Assistant Director IMS NATO, Planning and Policy
Mr. Zamfir Geanta , Deputy Director, General Inspectorate, Border Police, Romania

Panel Chair: Colonel Valeri Ratchev, Deputy Commandant, Defense and Staff College, Bulgaria

20.00 Dinner hosted by the Mayor of Sofia Stefan Sofiyanski


Saturday, 30 October, 2004

09.30 Third panel: Public-private partnerships in tackling the new risks

Ms. Elizabeth Pond , Editor, Transatlantic Internationale Politik
Dr. Dimitar Yonchev , Chairman, Balkan Security Forum
Lieut. Gen. (ret.) Anyu Angelov , Chairman, Center for the Study of National Security

Panel Chair : Mr. Boyko Kotzev , Deputy Minister of Interior, Bulgaria

12.00 Closing remarks
Prof. Georgi Petkanov , Minister of the Interior of Bulgaria

13.00 Lunch hosted by Interior Minister Petkanov
 
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