The International and Security Affairs Centre (ISAC) in Serbia was founded in 2006 “with a clear orientation towards promoting and serving the transformation of Serbia towards EU and Euro-Atlantic integration.”
On Wednesday, April 25 it is organising its 4th CFSP Conference titled “New Perspectives for the Western Balkans”, in Belgrade, where the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Ivica Dačić, will give an opening address.
In this year’s conference, what matters most is the implementation of the EU Global Strategy, and all fresh elements in the field of security and defence, PESCO (the Permanent Structured Cooperation, part of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) with 25 of the 28 national armed forces pursuing structural integration) included.
“In the light of new trends in the field of security and defense cooperation, the conference will consider how Serbia and the Western Balkans fit into these new initiatives, as well as whether it leads to the change in the context of obligations arising from Chapter 31, including specific issues which Serbia faces within the accession process.”
Among the top topics of discussion will be Serbia’s position in foreign policy, “especially regarding relations with Russia and the European Union, as well as implementation and functioning of Permanent Structural Cooperation (PESCO) and its implications to the EU and future Member States.”… / IBNA