BCSP Researcher Marko Savkovic analyzes the relation between NATO’s Smart Defence and European Union’s Pooling and Sharing.
This is the first study of public opinion in realization of civil society organization where the focus is on the perception of corruption in the police, citizens' personal experiences with corruption in the police and evaluation of the reforms of the police in this area.
BCSP Researcher Marko Savkovic analyses how financial crisis is affecting European spendings on defence and proposes possible alternatives.
This policy brief is result of a project of learning and exchange among the peer civil society organisations from Egypt (One World Foundation) and Serbia (Belgrade Centre for Security Policy) facilitated by PASOS. The cooperation took place over the period of a year starting in the second half of ...
The latest issue of Collection of Policy Papers propose answers on building safe community in Serbia, the position of the police in the new Criminal Procedure Code, and the role of ethics in policing.
30. december 2009.
The national parliament of Republic of Serbia adopted the set of laws for regulating the defense and security of Serbia. Serbian Parliament has also adopted several strategic documents - National Security Strategy, Strategy of Defense and the National Strategy on the fight against Organized Crime. By adopting aforementioned laws and strategies, Serbia has finalized the first generation of security sector reform. The remaining laws to be adopted are the ones referring to the new law on BIA (the Security Intelligence Agency) and law on private security.
However, despite the fact that these documents will have the positive influence on the overall security sector, it is important to mention that certain solutions have caused the great public concern. For example, Article 14a Law on amendments of Serbian Army Law banes military professionals from participating in the activities of organizations which deal with the reformation of defense system and Serbian Army. In addition, in the process of creating these regulations, the attempt of propounders, to lower the standards of democratic civilian control, established by the previous laws, was obvious.
However, pressured by the public, many problematic resolutions, drafted in laws, were removed from the proposal. Thus, they did not appear in the adopted laws. Finally, it is important to mention that during the process of adopting these documents, there was a tendency of state institutions to avoid public disputes about these laws.
Centre’s researchers present the readers with the key solutions of the newly-adopted documents as well as with their questionable parts. Further, various state institutions and civil organizations organized public disputes on those documents. Those disputes and their analyses are also presented here. Further, Adel Abusara presents the readers with the European Union Report on the Western Balkans progress in 2009, in which the progress of security reformations in Serbia in 2009 was evaluated.
Eventually, in this issue the readers are introduced to a number of other texts referring to topics other than the main one. Such as Adel Abusara and Marko Savković’s text on the announcement of forming the centre for the emergency situations in Niš, as well as the text, by Nataša Hroneska, on the Macedonian Law of Energetic. Also, there is a text on the Swiss neutrality signed by Véronique Panchaud, as well as Bard Knudsen’s text on enforcing the competency of Norway on the international security issues.
Finally, in this issue you can read presentation of Kieron O’Haraa and Nigel Shadbolt’s The Spy in the Coffee Machine - The End of Privacy as We Know it, by Igor Novaković. The authors of the book reveal the ways in which the citizens’ privacy is violated by the modern technology, hence they warn us that it can all lead to brave new "digital"world.
Predrag Petrović, Editor of the 15th issue