Danube Strategy Steering Group meeting

Bucharest, May 13th, 2016 – Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs, attended the Steering Group meeting of the Priority Area 11 “Security”, European Strategy for the Danube Region, that took place in The Hague, on 10 – 11 May 2016.

Under the Chairmanship of the Bulgarian Priority coordinator (Bulgarian Ministry of Interior), the meeting focused on the progress of the on-going projects and initiatives, the opportunities for funding Priority Area 11 projects, as well as the possibilities for horizontal cooperation with other Priority Areas within the Danube Strategy.

During the meeting, Mrs. Maleeva, who is a member of the Steering Group, presented the status-quo of the implementation of the project “Countering Trafficking in Persons” approved for financing under the START instrument, as well as the initiative to organize, jointly with the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior, a workshop on strengthening the cooperation between Police and Customs in combating drug trafficking, to be held in June 2016, at the SELEC Headquarters.