The SEE 2020 strategy targets deeper regional trade and investment linkages to support and export-led and FDI-driven type of growth in South East Europe trough policy efforts in its key dimensions.
South East Europe is committed to advancing from state of low activity and high social exclusion to a situation where benefits of growth are shared by all by undertaking concrete joint actions in employment and health.
South East Europe has the potential to build a new competitive edge, driven by knowledge and innovation and based on its human capital, which, together with innovative entrepreneurship shape the foundations, grounded on modern information and communications technologies, for advancement of creative industries.
Sustainable and accessible transport and energy infrastructure lead to a competitive economic base and a resource efficient economy.
Public governance is a key cross-cutting issue in the agenda of SEE 2020. The strategy sets ambitious targets for public governance from setting up transparent, well functioning and efficient administrations to the containment of corruption and major progress in instituting the rule of law.
The Regional Cooperation Council promotes mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe in order to inspire development in the region to benefit its people
RCC hosts workshop on enhancing cooperation in combating illicit drug trafficking in South East Europe
On 23-24 November 2009, the RCC Secretariat hosted in Sarajevo a regional workshop on enhancing comprehensive cooperation in combating illicit drugs trafficking in South East Europe (SEE). The event was organized together with the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
The meeting was opened by Deputy Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mijo Krešić, and the participants included law enforcement officers from OSCE and RCC member states from SEE region, the Russian Federation, The Netherlands, Italy, as well as representatives of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Interpol, Europol and the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI) Regional Center for Combating Trans-Border Crime.
Based on the current situation in their respective countries, the drug-fighting experts discussed experiences in identifying the most efficient methods in the law enforcement field to counter illicit drugs trafficking originating from Asia, and transiting through the Balkan route to European markets.
The participants concluded that, since international drugs trafficking criminal groups are constantly seeking the easiest and the most profitable new smuggling routes to consumer countries, the OSCE and other international organizations should strengthen their assistance to the law enforcement agencies in SEE to reduce drugs supply. This should be done both in terms of drug-fighting technology and by increasing global surveillance techniques.
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