Ministry of Defence
Montenegin Army Chief General Dragutin Dakic and Minister of Defense Predrag Boskovic in the military camp Danilovgrad. Photo: Montenegrin Ministry of Defense
On March 11, the Defence Ministry suspended an army officer for joining the protests over the new religion law that the Serbian Church - the largest faith group in the country - says could strip it of its property.
National Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Friday that a large percentage of Romania's defence budget should be invested in the local industry, mentioning that there is a 10-year plan to equip the armed forces.
A Romanian medical team made up of doctors and nurses are joining today Italian colleagues to support them in the fight against the novel coronavirus. On World Health Day, Romanian doctors and nurses departed on a C-27J Spartan aircraft of the Romanian Air Force on Bucharest - Timisoara - Milan route, in solidarity with Italy's healthcare staff.
The Minister of Defence, Nicolae Ciuca, on Sunday underscored, in his message for the NATO Day, that the North Atlantic Alliance has been playing an important role in battling the crisis generated by COVID-19.
President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Tuesday, that in 2020 the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) will have to focus on consolidating the strategic profile of Romania in NATO and the EU, accelerating the process of developing the operational capacity of the Army, as well as initiating and running endowment programs.
NATO presence in the Black Sea region is a strategic imperative and it is Romania's right to demand this, said Interim Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca at the 2019 activity review of the Defence Ministry, on Tuesday. "For us, ensuring a more robust NATO presence at the Black Sea has been the main objective.
Interim Interior Minister Marcel Vela said on Monday that the authorities adopted a decision approving the measures necessary to increase the intervention capacity in preventing and combating infections with the new coronavirus. During a press conference held at the ministry's headquarters, he also announced that there was a video conference attended by all emergency county committees.
Bulgaria's Consultative Council on National Security on January 9 was convened by President Rumen Radev over the escalated tensions in the Middle East. After the meeting, President Rumen Radev said that Council members had agreed on the position that the escalation of the crisis was endangering peace, not only regionally but also globally.