Header
Updated: 25-Jan-2002 Week of 14-20 January 2002

16 Jan. 2002

Expectations and prospects of PfP membership

"The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the Partnership for Peace: expectations and prospects", was the theme of a seminar held in Belgrade on 16-18 January 2002. It aimed to provide in-depth information on and dispel misperceptions related to NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme and was attended by participants from Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1), as well as academics, security experts and decision makers from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The seminar addressed specific questions related to PfP such as requirements for membership, costs and benefits, defence reform, the democratic control of armed forces, new security challenges and the integration of countries into international organisations. In addition, representatives from Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) provided explanations of their experiences with PfP membership.

The seminar was organised by the Institute of European Studies, Belgrade, and supported by NATO and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.

  1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.