Last updated: 15-Oct-2003 15:45 NATO Update

2-5 Oct 2003

Parliamentary oversight of
security policy in South-east Europe

The "Democratic oversight of external and internal security policy and provision" was the title of a workshop held in Ohrid, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1, 2-5 October.

It brought together many government officials, parliamentarians, academics, and representatives from think-tanks, NATO and the press to discuss the legislative oversight of the security sector in South-east Europe. It focused on issues such as the role of Parliament in the oversight of NATO accession, security sector reform in view of NATO membership, security concerns in South-east Europe and other topics such as the accountability of police forces, security services and intelligence agencies.

The workshop was organised by the Centre for European Security Studies, the Netherlands, within the framework of an initiative they have launched on democratic control in South-east Europe that brings together partners from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro. It was also organised by the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1 and was co-sponsored by NATO.
  1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.