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28.09.2012

DCAF Meeting on Facilitating Common and Coordinated Measures in the Western Balkan Region

Ohrid, Macedonia - A DCAF Meeting on Facilitating Common and Coordinated Measures in the Western Balkan Region held from 26-28 Sepetember 2012 in Ohrid, brought together regional practitioners and police experts who proceeded with the planning of the Common and Coordinated Measures in 2012, utilising the useful experience and advice on part of Slovenia, Croatian and DCAF experts. The planning of first region-wide operational measures under the Programme proceeds based on the conclusions of the Kick-Off Meeting in the Area of Illegal Migration (5–7 September 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia). Through 2012/2013, a first common operation more general in nature is to be conducted and later followed by more targeted ones targeting specific security threats occurring at the regional borders. The participants, police and border police experts, guided by DCAF and Slovenian experts, discussed the preparation and objectives of the “first common operation at border crossing points in the Western Balkan region” to take place from 11th to 18th November 2012.