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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
Southeast Europe Clearing House for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons
Center for the Study of Democracy


SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE REGIONAL SEMINAR

TOWARDS NATO AND EU ACCESSION: EFFECTIVE EXPORT CONTROL LEGISLATION – LESSONS LEARNED

Radisson SAS Grand Hotel, Sofia - 20/22 JUNE 2005






Tuesday 21 June 2005

09:00

Opening statement
Nikolay Milkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Welcome
Krassimir Benevski, Program Analyst, UNDP Bulgaria
Diman Dimov, SEESAC Deputy Team Leader

9:20-10:30

Best Practices in Arms Control
Moderator: Diman Dimov, SEESAC Deputy Team Leader
Dr. Sibylle Bauer, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Sweden
Leon Lowder, Second Secretary, Political Section, U.S. Embassy - Sofia, Bulgaria

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break


11:00-12:30

Challenges in Bringing Domestic Arms Export Control Legislation in Line with EU and NATO Requirements—the Bulgarian Experience
Moderator: Philip Gounev , Center for the Study of Democracy
Lachezara Stoeva, Senior Expert, Global Security and Disarmament Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MS PowerPoint, 32 kb)
Yassen Tomov, Chief Expert, Global Security and Disarmament Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

14:00-15:30

Challenges in Bringing Domestic Arms Export Control Legislation in Line with EU and NATO Requirements—the Romanian Experience
Moderator: Lachezara Stoeva, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Maria Petcu, Adviser, National Agency for Export Controls,Romania (MS PowerPoint, 284 kb)
Mihai Costache, Head of Compliance Unit, National Agency for Export Controls, Romania (MS PowerPoint, 285 kb)
15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-17:30

Working with Other Ministries to Control Arms Exports
Moderator: Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, University of National and World Economy
Ivelina Bahchevanova, Military Economic Cooperation and Internationally Controlled Trade Directorate, Ministry of Economy of Bulgaria (MS PowerPoint,169 kb)
Yordan Bojilov, Director of International Cooperation Directorate, Ministry of Defense, Bulgaria

Wednesday 22 June 2005

9:00-10:30

Enforcing Arms Export Control
Moderator: Boyko Todorov, Program Director, Center for the Study of Democracy
Dragomir Markov, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department, Bulgarian Customs Agency (MS PowerPoint, 61 kb)
Borislav Bojichkov, Inspector, Proliferation Department, National Security Service, Ministry of Interior (MS PowerPoint, 176 kb)

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

Considering Other Stakeholders
Moderator: Boyan Boyanov, Expert, International Organizations and Arms Control, International Cooperation Directorate, Ministry of Defense, Bulgaria
Philip Gounev, Center for the Study of Democracy (MS PowerPoint, 201 kb)

12:30-12:45

Closing remarks
Diman Dimov,SEESAC Deputy Team Leader
 
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