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