News Archive

Kapetanovic: Gender equality does not concern only women, but the whole society and gender mainstreaming benefits men just as it does women
30 Sep 2020

Sarajevo – “The good news is that the percentage of women in armed forces in Western Balkans is increasing. According to regional ministries of defence, the share of women soldiers is 13% in Albania, 8,46% in BiH, 5% in North Macedonia, 8,17% in Montenegro and 15,68% Serbia. NATO ...


COVID - 19 pandemic causes by far the largest-ever cyber security threat to the region and world
07 Apr 2020

Sarajevo - On 6 April, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) hosted an online consultative meeting of South East Europe National Security Authorities (SEENSA) participants, in order to set the course for the implementation of planned activities in light of the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, ...


Gender mainstreaming and the role of women in armed forces for the first time focus of the SEEMIC meeting
07 Nov 2019

Ljubljana - “The role of women in armed forces is an important topic and I am pleased we are discussing it today in Ljubljana in particular, as Slovenia sets a remarkable example for the region with the ratio of over 70% of women making up its Armed Forces. Especially when we know that nowhere ...


Kapetanovic: Cyber security one of the RCC’s top priorities
29 May 2019

Ljubljana – “The issue of cyber security in general but also in the context of fight against terrorism and online radicalization has become a new security hot spot and challenge at national, regional and global level. This is why cyber security is one of the  priorities of the Regional ...


Region’s Military Intelligence Chiefs discuss cyber security challenges in the Western Balkans
07 Nov 2018

Tirana – The South East European Military Intelligence Chiefs (SEEMIC) adopted the Open-source intelligence (OSINT) assessment dedicated to ‘Challenges to critical infrastructure cyber security in South East Europe ' at their 10th Conference held on 7 November 2018 in Tirana, Albania. The ...


Combating terrorism and violent extremism cannot be done without full support of judicial institutions
30 May 2018

 Tirana – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and Albanian Ministry of Justice are hosting a regional workshop on law enforcement/judicial services and state attorneys/prosecutors in dealing with terrorism and violent extremism and connected crimes, in Tirana today. It gathers judges, ...


South East European Military Intelligence Chiefs adopt OSINT assessment on Use of Social Media by Violent Extremists
08 Nov 2017

Budva –  Open-source intelligence (OSINT) assessment dedicated to ‘Use of Social Media by violent extremists' has been adopted by the South East European Military Intelligence Chiefs (SEEMIC) at their 9th Conference held on 7 November 2017 in Budva, Montenegro. The event was co-organised ...


Assessment on use of social media by violent extremist discussed by SEEMIC Expert Working Group
21 Apr 2017

Podgorica - South East Europe Military Intelligence Chiefs’ forum - Expert Working Group (SEEMIC EWG) met at their 9th meeting on 20 April 2017 in Podgorica to discuss the draft Open-source intelligence (OSINT) assessment and agenda of the main SEEMIC conference planned later this year.


Chisinau: Migration crisis, radicalization and violent extremism leading to terrorism in the focus of SEE military intelligence chiefs meeting
20 Oct 2016

Sarajevo/Chisinau, 20 October 2016 – “The security situation in South East Europe calls for greater responsibility and concerted efforts from all of us in the region”, said Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Mr. Goran Svilanović at the opening of the 8th South ...


Furthering security cooperation in South East Europe
19 May 2016

Chisinau/Sarajevo – The annual meeting of the Expert working group of the Southeast Europe Military Intelligence Chiefs' Forum (SEEMIC EWG) was held in the Moldovan capital today and was opened by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic and Aurel Fondos, ...


RCC partakes in security issues conference
05 Nov 2015

Thessaloniki/Sarajevo, 5 November 2015 – The northern Greek city of Thessaloniki hosted today the 7th session of the South East Europe Military Intelligence Chiefs’ Forum (SEEMIC), co-chaired by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and Greece.


South East European Military Intelligence Chiefs meet in Sofia
19 Sep 2012

The 4th conference of the South East European Military Intelligence Chiefs (SEEMIC) was held in Sofia today focusing on military-political and security situation in South East Europe. Special attention was devoted to challenges facing the military intelligence organizations associated with ...