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Minister Erjavec at the first Gulf Day international conference. Photo: STA

Ljubljana, 15 December 2016 – Today, Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana was the venue of the first Gulf Day International Conference, which was opened with introductory addresses by Minister Karl Erjavec as the patron of the conference, and GCC Secretary General Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani. The aim of the conference was to identify …

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Polnocna razprava - Obicajni radikalci: iskanje pravega odgovora.

DISCLAIMER: The contribution is a part of series written by the table moderators of the Night Owl Session entitled Ordinary radical(s): In Search of a Meaningful Response, which took place on 5 September at the Bled Strategic Forum. Please note that the author contributed to this article in his personal capacity. The views expressed are …

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DISCLAIMER: The contribution is a part of series written by the table moderators of the Night Owl Session entitled Ordinary radical(s): In Search of a Meaningful Response, which took place on 5 September at the Bled Strategic Forum. Please note that the author contributed to this article in his personal capacity. The views expressed are …

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DISCLAIMER: The contribution is a part of series written by the table moderators of the Night Owl Session entitled Ordinary radical(s): In Search of a Meaningful Response, which took place on 5 September at the Bled Strategic Forum. Please note that the author contributed to this article in his personal capacity. The views expressed are …

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Written by Reva Goujon The scene at Bratislava Castle last week was a familiar one: European leaders gathered for another summit in a typically idyllic setting, where the natural beauty of their surroundings belied the deep imperfections of the union they were struggling to salvage. But now, in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the …

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The 2016 Bled Strategic Forum has now officially concluded! With more than 31 separate events, 136 moderators and speakers, as well as around 1000 participants (including BSF, Business BSF and Young BSF), the 11th Bled Strategic Forum was the biggest and most successful event in its history. We would like to thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Centre for …

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The EU remains a pull factor for the Western Balkan countries, but it risks losing its attraction if it leaves the candidate countries in the waiting room for too long, heard the closing panel of the Bled Strategic Forum, entitled Western Balkans: Is the EU Still a Pull Factor heard. Speakers mostly agreed that the …

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The panel debate Terrorism and the Media: An Uneasy Relationship at the Bled Strategic Forum discussed various aspects of the relationship between the media and terrorist propaganda, including whether blanket bans on reports on terrorist attacks would work and who needs the other more. Ambassador Dr Patricia Flor, Head of the Directorate-General for International Order, …

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Running under the banner The Key Disruption of the Future, the hidden dimensions panel heard that people’s trust in institutions and policies has decreased quite a lot over the past years, especially during the economic crisis, while it is vital for ensuring a future of well-being and security, despite inevitable disruptions. To jump start the …

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Various security threats to the Euro-Atlantic area, including Daesh terrorist attacks on European soil, conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the refugee and migrant crisis, as well as hybrid and cyber threats were discussed at the Reinventing European Security panel at the BSF on Tuesday. Mr Craig Kennedy, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, highlighted that there …

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