29 May 2016 The participants of the roundtable “Western Balkan Countries and Fight against Terrorism”

29 May 2016 The participants of the roundtable “Western Balkan Countries and Fight against Terrorism”

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Roundtable on Fight Against Terrorism

Today, the National Assembly House hosted a roundtable entitled “Western Balkan Countries and Fight against Terrorism” as part of the regional prayer breakfast.


On the behalf of the host, the National Assembly, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Prof. Dr Vladimir Marinkovic emphasised the importance of the global fight against terrorism, stressing the need for cooperation in the realisation of projects and initiatives from the Western Balkan region which should contribute to the fight.

“The Western Balkan countries should define their role in the fight against terrorism because on this issue we are on very much the same path as the rest of the world. Serbia is part of Europe, aiming to become a member of the EU, and therefore we want contribute to the fight”, stressed Marinkovic.

Serbian Minister of Defence Zoran Djordjevic and Police Director Vladimir Rebic also spoke about the security situation in Serbia, briefing the participants of the roundtable on the characteristics of terrorism today, the migrant crisis as the source of terrorism, and the Western Balkans’ potential to contribute to the international fight against terrorism.

Montenegrin Minister of Internal Affairs Goran Danilovic, Albanian MP Fatmir Mediu, Macedonian Defence Minister Zoran Jolevski, Republic of Srpska Police Director Gojko Vasic, Bundestag member Josip Juratovic, Chairman of the European Integration and Regional Cooperation Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska Branislav Borenovic, former Mayor of Novi Pazar Meho Mahmutovic and US congressmen spoke about the ties between corruption, crime and terrorism as challenges faced by both state bodies and societies as a whole.

The participants of the roundtable agreed that regional and international cooperation in the fight against terrorism should be endorsed, as should the fight against poverty in the region, and that the expanding right-wing ideas should be halted as they could be the generator of terrorist acts. They opined that political elites should be built up for the fight against terrorism and the breaking of the ties between corruption, crime and terrorism. The countries of the Western Balkans are ready to cooperate in the fight against terrorism both at the regional and international level considering that terrorism is a global problem, the participants concluded.

The roundtable “Western Balkan Countries and Fight against Terrorism” was attended by representatives of ministries of defence and interior, police chiefs and parliamentarians from the region, as well as representatives of the US Congress and German Bundestag.



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Thursday, 23 November
  • 9.00 - sitting of the Committee on Spatial Planning, Transport, Infrastructure and Telecommunications (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 9.00 - sitting of the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 9.30 - sitting of the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 10.00 - Fourth Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2017 (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 12.00 - press conference of MP Prof. Dr Vojislav Seselj (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 12.15 - press conference of the members of the Enough is Enough Parliamentary Group (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 12.30 - press conference of MP Marijan Risticevic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • exhibition - Blue Sea Tomb (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

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