Bilateral meetings take place on the margins of the Brdo ProcessMinister Gorenak held several bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Western Balkan states. First he met the Croatian Minister of the Interior, Ranko Ostojić.
They talked mostly about the tourist season during which the Slovenian and Croatian police forces enhance their cooperation and carry out measures to facilitate traffic flows at border crossings.
Minister Gorenak meets CEPOL Director Banfi
Minister Gorenak and CEPOL Director Banfi met to exchange some views on cooperation. Dr Ferenc Banfi commended the good cooperation between Slovenia and CEPOL, emphasizing the important role of the Police Academy. Minister Gorenak agreed that Slovenian experts' contribution to the good reputation of this European agency is significant.
Minister Gorenak meets Montenegro's Minister of the Interior Brajović
Ministers Gorenak and Brajović discussed the cooperation between their ministries and police forces. Montenegro is an EU candidate country and is getting ready to begin negotiations this June. Chapter 24 (home affairs in general), which due to its extensiveness and sensitivity is considered most demanding, is to be scrutinized first. Minister Gorenak underlined Slovenia's dedication to continue to support the candidate's reforms by assisting Montenegro so it can proceed towards joining European integrations more quickly.
Minister Gorenak meets Kosovo's Minister of the Interior Rexhepi
Minister Gorenak met Kosovo's Minister of the Interior, Bajram Rexhepi, with whom he discussed the visa liberalisation process. Minister Rexhepi requested Minister Gorenak to continue to support Kosovo's efforts in fulfilling the visa regime requirements. They also discussed the strengthening of cooperation in the field of migration and agreed on preparing an agreement on the prevention of organised crime.
Minister Gorenak meets Macedonia's Minister of the Interior Jankuloska
The last bilateral session Mr Gorenak held at Brdo Process Conference was with his Macedonian counterpart Ms Gordana Jankuloska. They both expressed their satisfaction with the relations established between the states across all levels of the home affairs sector. Minister Jankulovska thanked Slovenia for the support which it has continued to extend to Macedonia. The ministers agreed to enhance the cooperation between the ministries by concluding a new police cooperation agreement.