National Defence Ministry

General Ciuca's mandate extension challenge in contentious administrative court being prepared at MApN (sources)

The initiation of a challenge procedure in a contentious administrative court of the decree to extend General Nicolae Ciuca's mandate as Chief of General Staff is being prepared at the National Defence Ministry (MApN), official sources confirmed for AGERPRES.

According to the sources, the challenge will be most probably filed on Wednesday.

PM Dancila: Decree to lengthen Chief of Staff head's mandate disobeys law, could trigger constitutional conflict

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Friday said that President Klaus Iohannis has no quality to lengthen mandate of the Chief of Staff's head, specifying that the decree announced by the president of Romania does not observe the legal conditions and triggers the premises of a constitutional judicial conflict.

UPDATE/Public Prosecutor's Office decides initiation of prosecution against former president Iliescu in Revolution case

Military prosecutors with the Public Prosecutor's Office have decided the initiation of the prosecution against former president Ion Iliescu, in the Revolution case, the Prosecutors' Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice informs on Friday.

DefMin Les meets Federica Mogherini, voices Romania's support for strenghtening EU profile in security, defence

Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les on Tuesday had a meeting in Brussels with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, in which context he voiced Romania's support in strengthening the EU profile in the field of security and defence, on the coordinates of action complementarity and synergy with NATO.

Tens of thousands of people attend Military Parade in Alba Iulia

Tens of thousands of people attended on Saturday, on the National Day of Romania, the largest military parade ever organised in the "City of the Greater Union", a ceremony that was attended by President Klaus Iohannis, who, both prior and after this ceremony, gathered a mass of people," the head of state being welcomed and applauded by those who participated in this event.

Austrian Minister of Defence: Romania taking over EU Council Presidency ensures continuity of European defence projects

By taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Romania ensures the continuity of the European projects in security and defence, Austrian Minister of Defence Mario Kunasek, on an official visit in Bucharest, said on Monday.

Mario Kunasek met with the Romanian Minister of Defence, Gabriel Les, at the seat of the National Defence Ministry.

President Iohannis: We have a responsibility to reflect on Romania's journey in order to have a democratic,secure and prosperous future

President Klaus Iohannis says that Romanians have the responsibility to reflect in the Centennial year on Romania's journey for a democratic, secure and prosperous future.

Russian propaganda, real and serious problem for R. Moldova, says Maia Sandu

A real and serious problem in the Republic of Moldova is Russian propaganda, in the context in which Kremlin's policy is that of keeping the region in the eastern vicinity (of the European and Euro-Atlantic space - ed.n) in a so-called grey area, the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) leader, Maia Sandu, said in a debate on the situation of security in the eastern vicinity of the Euro-At

Eight Romanian military wounded in Afghanistan in trap-vehicle explosion

Eight military with the 30th Battalion "Carpathian Vultures" Force Protection with Campulung Muscel were wounded on Monday morning in Afghanistan, during a mission in their responsibility area, as they were the target of a trap-vehicle (VBIED), the National Defence Ministry (MApN) informs in a release.AGERPRES