National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia to host the 96th Rose-Roth seminar on the Western Balkans

06 November 2017

Ljubljana, 6 November 2017 – The 96th Rose-Roth meeting of legislators from NATO member and partner countries will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 7-9 November.

The three-day meeting focuses on the Euro-Atlantic perspective of the Western Balkans and will take stock of the progress achieved and the challenges that remain to be addressed. The topics on the agenda cover the full spectrum of the region’s political, economic, and social developments, including internal and external challenges arising from populism, nationalism, and “fake news”, as well as migration. Exchanges also include briefings on the state of affairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* and Serbia.

Senior Slovenian government officials, including Milan Brglez, President of the National Assembly, Andreja Katic, Minister of Defence and Andrei Logar, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will attend the seminar and discuss with the participants. Delegates will also hear from OSCE and EU representatives and independent experts.

The seminar will bring together over 140 participants, including 60 members of parliament from 23 NATO member states and partner countries.

The seminar, organised by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in cooperation with the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, is the second one to be held in Sovenia.

*Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.

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