04.07.2011, 15:48

Austria's accession to the PCC SEE formally announced at the Salzburg Forum Ministerial Conference, Kitzbühel, 28 - 30 June 2011

Mr. Anton Travner, Head of the PCC SEE Secretariat and director of Institute DCAF Ljubljana, participated in the ministerial conference of the Salzburg Forum which concluded the Austrian Presidency of the Forum. On this occasion, the ratification of the PCC SEE Convention was formally announced by the federal minister of the interior of the Republic of Austria Mrs. Johanna Mikl-Leitner who chaired the Conference. Minister Mikl-Leitner strongly emphasised that the PCC SEE partnership should further enlarge as soon as possible in order to further strengthen the regional community and our cooperation in SEE security.
The Salzburg Forum is as regional security partnership which first began in Salzburg in 2000, and includes the interior ministers from eight Central and East European partner countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) and from Croatia as an observer country. SEE countries Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia were also invited to take part in the plenaries.  The Salzburg forum pays great attention to the achievements of the PCC SEE, whose progress and strong role it plays in regional security were discussed during the plenary session on strengthening police cooperation. Progress regarding the Post-Visa Liberalisation Monitoring Mechanism and the initiative "Police Equal Performance" was also discussed.

Link to Salzburg Forum web page: http://www.salzburgforum.org/

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