19.5.2015. Report from the CEAS round table: Law on classified Information– how to proceed?

CEAS, 19.5.2015.

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The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies in Belgrade (CEAS) organized the round table: Law on classified Information– how to proceed?, which was held on Friday, May 15 at the Aero Club in Belgrade. The round table was organized within the CEAS project Promotion of comprehensive reform of the security system that is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington (USA).

The objective of the roundtable was to open a wide public debate on the current situation in the field of classified information – normative condition, consequences of deficiencies and the steps that need to be made in order to overcome the existing situation .
The speakers at the roundtable were: Rodoljub Šabić, Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, Dr Goran Matić, Director of the Office for the National Security and Protection of Classified Information, Momir Stojanović, member of Serbian Progressive Party and Chairman of the Committee for the control of the security services in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and Zlatko Petrović from The Ministry of Justice.

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The biggest media reaction caused a proposal or announcement of Momir Stojanovic that the Protector of Citizens and the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection should be normatively limited in accessing secret data, so the news conveyed almost all electronic media.
The media reported that the main conclusion of the conference was that it is necessary to update existing laws and replace them with more modern ones.
Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies adopted the recommendations and suggestions made during the roundtable given on the draft analyzes - Law on classified Information.