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Industrial Security Meeting

On 8 July, 2009 at 11.00 at the Information center of the Ministry of Defense, an industrial security meeting was held.

Representatives of more than 15 Bulgarian companies and trade associations, as well as of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Economy and Energy and of the security services took part in the meeting.

Mr. Velizar Shalamanov, the newly appointed deputy director of NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A), participated in the discussion. He presented the new structure and model of work of NC3A, by putting an accent on its uniqueness within the frames of the Alliance. Mr. Shalamanov also gave practical advice related to the opportunities for involvement of Bulgarian companies in projects financed through the Agency.

The meeting continued with a presentation of Dr. Todor Tagarev from The Center for the Management of Security and Defense. The presentation was on the perspectives and challenges that the European market offers to the Bulgarian companies and trade associations of the defense industry.

As a conclusion the President of the Euro-Atlantic Education Initiative, Mrs. Avgustina Tzvetkova, acquainted the participants with the foreign experience in the combating against corruption during the assignment and execution of public procurement in the field of defense.