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Small Arms and Light Weapons in Bulgaria
On March 30, 2005 the CSD launched an analytical report on the small arms and light weapons in Bulgaria, which sets out the findings of a comprehensive assessment of the distribution, impact and public perceptions of SALW in the country. It also assesses the success of the Government's efforts to control the production, usage and trade in small arms. more »
Visit by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces of the German Bundestag
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces of the German Bundestag Dr. Willfried Penner visited Bulgaria on March 1-2, 2005 at the invitation of the Center for the Study of Democracy and the "Friedrich Ebert" Foundation, Sofia Regional Office. more »
Workshop: Combating Corruption in the State Administration and the Security Forces
On 16-17 December, 2004 the CSD jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria held an anti-corruption workshop under the Memorandum for Cooperation in the field of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration between Bulgaria and Macedonia. more »
Lecture of the UNDP Resident Representative
Mr. Neil Buhne, UNDP Resident Representative, delivered a lecture on the best and worst practices in governnance and its relations to security on November 10, 2004 at the Rakovski Defense and Staff College. more »
Second Annual International Conference: NATO, EU and the New Risks: A Southeast Europe Perspective
The Second Annual International Conference, organized by the Center for the Study of Democracy as part of the series of events addressing the new security threats, was held on October 29-30, 2004 in Sofia. The forum benefited from the participation of NATO Deputy Secretary General and EU representatives, as well as government ministers, professional military and security leaders from Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria. more »
Meeting with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces of the German Bundestag
The opportunities for establishing an ombudsman for the armed forces in Bulgaria were among the main topics discussed at the meeting of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces of the German Bundestag Dr. Willfried Penner and senior representatives of the Center for the Study of Democracy. The meeting was held on September 28, 2004, at the Commissioner’s Office in Berlin and was part of the newly launched initiative of CSD to examine the opportunities for introducing specialized ombudsman institutions in Bulgaria, such as health services ombudsman, armed forces ombudsman, etc. more »
Migration, Security, and Human Rights: European Standards and Bulgarian Policy
On September 28, 2004 The Information Centre on the Council of Europe in Sofia, hosted by the CSD, organised a discussion focused on the new trends in migration regulation in Europe. more »
Countering the New Security Challenges: the Experience of Norway and Bulgaria
On June 23, 2004 the Center for the Study of Democracy held a seminar on the new challenges to the national and international security. Norwegian and Bulgarian experts shared experience on the mechanisms to prevent and counter organized crime and international terrorism and discussed the possible role of the police in the international security policy. more »
Small Arms Proliferation and Organized Crime in Bulgaria
Bulgarian and foreign experts discussed the risks posed by small arms proliferation and the current state of the export control system in Bulgaria at a round table on April 5, 2004. Discussions focused on the findings and recommendations of the analytical report Weapons under Scrutiny. more »
Euro-Atlantic Integration in Southeast Europe: the Role of NATO and the Partnership for Peace in Promoting Reform in the Defense and Security Sector
On November 24-25, 2003 the CSD in cooperation with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense of Bulgaria held a workshop aimed to contribute to the reforms of the defense and security sector of Serbia and Montenegro and its preparation for the Partnership for Peace process. more »

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