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Managing the 'Balkan route'

Managing the 'Balkan route'

More than a million people went through the Balkan states’ borders in 2015, challenging the region’s security and border management. Regional cooperation and implemented measures have decreased the number of people going through, but issues remain. 

Ahead of Smarter Border Management 2018, Shaban Guda, Director of the Kosovar Border Police, discusses in this exclusive transcript of his interview with Defence IQ the challenges facing the Balkan States and what projects are being put in place to deal with the crisis. The region will be represented at the Smarter Border Management conference by Andreas Nagy, European Migration Liaison Officer, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia and Andreas Karageorgos.


Making borders smarter and safer: Current challenges and investment trends

Making borders smarter and safer: Current challenges and investment trends

Managing efficient and safe borders has never been more difficult, as the increasing flow of passengers is putting extra strain on border agencies. Ahead of Smarter Border Management 2018, Defence IQ surveyed experts from all around the globe across a variety of sectors, including; Government Agencies, Multi-National Organisations and Aviation, to gain their insight on how they plan to make their borders safer and more efficient. In this exclusive infographic learn more about:

  • Each regions’ current main priority and timeframe for investment in solutions
  • What solutions have the most potential
  • What macro factor is impacting them the most