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NATO AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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Fort Myers in Florida; Greece-NATO base “Disaster” in Athens; France - Antibes and Marseille; Italy-Venice and Rome; Croatia of Topusko and Montenegro-Bijela. The training was attended by representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Russia, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Montenegro (Mijajlovic, 2011: 48).
The purpose of the demining program is to reduce the risk of mines and other explosive devices at a level that will ensure safe living of the people. Objective of the project is also reducing the social, economic and environmental impact of mines and other explosive devices.
During the action were demined 720 000 square meters of land, 2 million square meters under water and 100 tons of explosives were destroyed. Besides de-mining in Montenegro, also in Bulgaria was carried out and de-mined 220 000 squares and about 3 tons of various explosive devices were taken further actions of demining are planned in Libya - 300 000 squares undersea, in Serbia undersea demining of Dunav, the Albaniaundersea, and also Iraq and Vietnam are covered. Beside these actions, natural disaster help activities, underwater search for persons and others have been taken. The role of Montenegro in NATO interventions is to help in delivering drinkable water in crisis areas during natural and other disasters, as well as training divers to rescue human lives and goods of water.

CONCLUSION

Protection of the environment in contrast to the previous situation when it was a subject of interest only for non-governmental organizations and other secondary subjects,
today serious environmental issues pose strategic interest of the overall international organizations and institutions, as their millennium interest. Thus environmental protection is an integral part of a number of international agreements that structure the substance of this important area.
Among other organizations and institutions that undertake certain actions in the direction of environmental disturbance, especially during military conflicts, is the NATO Alliance. Evident are the negative impacts on the environment and on the human health, the impact on flora and fauna and the negative consequences that they cause. Some theorists, on the basis of adequate analysis consider that the use of depleted uranium ammunition is a violation of fundamental principles of international humanitarian law (Mileski, 2010: 149).
On the other hand, NATO promotes a policy of protection of the environment through the establishment of certain principles for protection of the environment, but also creates specific policies. Thus it is evident, and their engagement in the prevention and



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