President Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday that the Supreme Council for Country’s Defence (CSAT) has decided that the Government must take steps to change the legislation, to provide “coherent, clear and rigorous” measures against the illegal forest clearing.
“We all agreed that the illegal forest clearing is a matter of national security,” the President said in a press conference after the CSAT sitting.
The CSAT also decided that the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forestry, alongside the other competent institutions, must take the necessary measures to identify the degraded and potentially polluted agricultural land that might be fit for forestation, the President added.
According to him, the CSAT also asked the ministry to decide complete measures for the monitoring and control of the forest curing, planting and exploitation and for the stimulation of the domestic production of finished wood products.
National Defence Council to forward strategy to Parliament for vote
President Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday that the Supreme Council for Country’s Defence has decided to forward the National Defence Strategy to the Parliament, for its adoption by vote.
The main news in the document was the concept of extended security, the President mentioned.
The strategy’s title is “A Stronger Romania in Europe and Worldwide.”
National Defence Council approves continuation of Army modernization in 2015
President Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday that the Supreme Council for Country’s Defence (CSAT) has approved the general plan for the continuation of the Army modernization in 2015 and its equipment until 2027.
The Council also approved the Romanian armed forces available for missions and operations abroad in 2016, the President mentioned.
The Army modernization and restructuring this year aims at achieving an adequate response capacity for the missions set in the strategic and national defence or NATO plans, Iohannis pointed out in a press statement after the CSAT sitting.