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Second Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum

CONSTANTA – Second edition of the international conference “Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum” starts today in Constanta. It has become an annual event jointly organized by the Bucharest-based New Strategy Center together with the Ovidius University and the Metropolitan Area Authorities of Constanța.

Forum seeks to examine the present security environment in the Black Sea and the Balkans. During ten panels, the Forum will adress trends and risks for stability and challenges in the economic environment in the Black Sea area and the Balkans. Furthermore, it will discuss how the Three Seas Initiative can contribute to a better economic integration of the participating states. Among topics, there will also be security challenges and cyber warfare in terms of military doctrine and technical capabilities. Panel discussion will also debate weather the membership of the European Union is still an attractive proposition for the countries of the two regions and their citizens.

Designed by the New Strategy Center along with its partners and with co-sponsorship from the NATO-PDD, the ‘Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum’ is envisaged as an annual framework to strengthen and develop networks between security analysts, decision makers, academics and media representatives based in these regions of strategic importance to the Euro-Atlantic security.

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