Ministry of National Defence
A schedule of bilateral and multinational exercises, including within NATO, planned to take place during the current year and in 2020 on Romania's soil was one of the main topics for discussion at a meeting of the Romanian-American Joint Committee in Bucharest on Wednesday.
In the armed action against the revolutionaries, ordered by Nicolae Ceausescu between 16 and 22 December 1989, no persons from abroad were involved, the repression having been exercised by all the military structures of Romania, namely the Ministry of the Interior - the Securitate [the communist-era secret police, ed.n.] State Department (MI-DSS) and the Ministry of National Defense (MApN), rea
Strengthening the security and defense dimension of the EU, the strategic partnership between Romania and Poland and their joint contribution to strengthening the NATO forward presence were the main topics of discussion between Romania's Defence Minister Gabriel Les and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Blaszczak.
Romania's Defence Minister Gabriel Les will be attending, April 4-5, a meeting in Warsaw of the B9 Initiative defence ministers.
US Army Europe troops will arrive from Poland at the end of this February together with military equipment at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Constanta County as part of the US engagement to secure NATO's eastern flank under Operation Atlantic Resolve, according to a press statement released by the Romanian Defence Ministry (MApN) on Wednesday.
President Klaus Iohannis said Thursday that Romania is committed to spending 2 percent of GDP on defence and is ready to carry out the army's endowment programs, but said that, not having enough the exercise of wide-scale strategic endowment programs, things move somewhat slower.
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 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.
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.
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.