Ministry of National Defence

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.

President Iohannis announces he prolonged General Ciuca's mandate as Chief of Defence Staff

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday stated after the meeting of the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) that he signed a decree by which he prolonged the mandate of General Nicolae Ciuca as Chief of Defence Staff, specifying at the same time that the proposal made by the Minister of Defence, Gabriel Les, was rejected.

CSAT to meet at 12, to discuss requests to fill in offices at Army leadership level

President Klaus Iohannis convened the meeting of the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) on Friday, 12.00 pm, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

At the meeting they will analyze the requests of the Minister of National Defence, Gabriel Les, regarding the filling in of certain offices at the Army level of command.

UPDATE Iohannis: Armed forces' acquisitions, modernisation effort up to NATO standards needs to be continued

The armed forces effort for acquisitions and modernisation up to NATO standards needs to be continued, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday, pointing out that the Defense Ministry should use transparently the two percent of Gross Domestic Product allocated for defence spending.

DefMin Fifor: Gov't Defense allocation steady at 2 pct of GDP through 2026

For the second consecutive year the government allocates the National Ministry of Defense 2 percent of GDP and will steadily maintain this level until at least the year 2026, minister of National Defense Mihai Fifor announced on Wednesday at the military oath-taking ceremony organized at the 'Ferdinand I' Military Technical Academy for the military higher education institutions

DefMin Fifor welcomes UK ambassador, chief of Georgia army staff

Romania's Defence Minister Mihai Fifor on Monday welcomed UK ambassador to Romania Andrew Noble to discuss Romanian-UK defence co-operation, according to a press statement released by the Defence Ministry (MApN).

Fifor and Noble emphasised NATO relations as well as current European affairs at their meeting at the MApN headquarters.

Romania's DefMin Fifor meets Canadian, Italian and Turkish counterparts in Brussels

Romania's Defence Minister Mihai Fifor had bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Canada, Italy and Turkey as part of his participation in Brussels in a meeting of the NATO defense ministers whom he invited officially to participate in the events to be organised in Bucharest on December 1, the National Day of Romania, as 100 years since the Greater Union are celebrated.

Remembrance ceremony for 9/11 victims held at Deveselu military base

A remembrance ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 was organised on Tuesday at the Deveselu military base, with Minister of National Defense Mihai Fifor and US Ambassador Hans Klemm attending.

The flags of the US and Romania, as well as the NATO flag were hoisted at the venue. The US flag was flown half-mast.

KYSEA extends tenure of Armed Forces chief

The Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) has extended the tenure of the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, a statement by the Greek prime minister's office said Tuesday.

Apostolakis, who first assumed office in September 2015, will serve for a fourth consecutive year.

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