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  • 3 July 2017

    Security threats in South-Eastern Europe were discussed among other topics by participants of the round table – Peace, Security and Stability in Europe, organised as part of this year’s Dubrovnik Forum, attended by MFA Undersecretary of State Marek Magierowski.

     

    The discussion focused on the challenges relating to fighting illegal immigration, terrorism, radicalisation and to energy security and identifying solutions aimed at enhancing stability and regional development.

     

    “When it comes to European security we have to take into account the growing significance of such sources of instability as social inequalities, demographic and climate problems, threats associated with globalisation and information flow,” said Deputy Minister Magierowski during his presentation of Poland’s position regarding current threats to international security.‎ “Long-term threats demand a strategic vision and measures taken by individual countries as well as international organisations,” he stressed. 

     

    The forum took place on 1 July at the end of the meeting of MFA chiefs of the Balkan region and Central Europe in Dubrovnik in the formats of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) oraz the South-Eastern Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP).

     

    The Dubrovnik Forum (in 2006-2015 called the Croatia Summit) is an annual international conference focused on current threats to foreign policy and economic cooperation. Organised by Croatia’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, it is one of the biggest events in South-Eastern Europe. The conferences are attended by representatives of the region at the level of prime minister, deputy prime minister, minister or deputy minister of foreign affairs. The meeting that took place in 2016 had a special rank because it was combined with the Three Seas Initiative Summit, attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda as the meeting’s co-organiser.

     

    The official opening of the Dubrovnik Forum was attended by Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković, Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Gordan Jandroković, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov, President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci, President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dačić.

     

    Poland and Croatia will mark the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations this year. The two countries are co-hosting the upcoming Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw (6-7 July) in an effort to enhance mutual relations, economic and infrastructural development, as well as security in Central Europe.

     

                                                                                                         MFA Press Office

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