DEFENCE

Supreme Council for National Defence: Urgent law changes needed to manage illegal migration

The Supreme Council for Country’s Defense (CSAT) members say that in order to manage some potential negative effects of illegal migration it is necessary to adopt urgent actions to amend and supplement the relevant legislation, consolidate inter-institutional cooperation means between all the structures with attributions in the field of migration and obtain additional data on the management and integration of refugees.

“As to the phenomenon of illegal migration in Europe, the Council considered that, for the management of potential negative effects sparked by the development of the illegal migration phenomenon, it is necessary to take urgent action to amend and supplement certain legislation, consolidating inter-institutional cooperation between all the structures with attributions in the field of migration and obtaining additional data on the management and integration of refugees in EU member states with experience in the field,” reads a release of the Presidential Administration issued after CSAT’s semiannual sitting on Tuesday.

 

Romania’s interest – to include Western Balkans in overview to boost its strategic relevance

 

The Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) on Tuesday analysed the impact of the evolutions in the Western Balkans, amid the current security risks upon the Romanian foreign policy and security.

“The priority interest of Romania to include the area of the Western Balkans in an overview on Eastern Europe to boost the strategic relevance of Romania, at the crossroads of the Carpathian, Danube, Balkan and Black Sea areas,” a release by the Presidential Administration says, after the CSAT semiannual sitting.

The evolution perspectives of the political situation in the Republic of Moldova were another topic analysed during the CSAT meeting, from which an idea surfaced that is mandatory to implement in a credible and sustainable manner a reforms programme capable to sustain this country on the medium and long term, both as regards its domestic evolutions and its relations with Romania.

 

International community should act to prevent jihadist growth

 

 

Romania’s Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) asserts that the international community has a major responsibility in supporting states to prevent the occurrence of more jihadist breeding places.

A release of the Presidential Administration after the CSAT semi-annual sitting on Tuesday states that the Council estimates that actions associated to the Arab Spring resulted in the continued destabilization of the regional security climate in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

The CSAT, chaired by President Klaus Iohannis, has considered the evolution of non-state violent actors of jihadist character.

Participating in the meeting were President Klaus Iohannis – the CSAT Chair, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos – the CSAT Vice Chair, Minister of National Defense Mihnea Motoc, Interior Minister Petre Toba, Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu, Minister of Justice Raluca Pruna, Economy Minister Costin Borc, Finance Minister Anca Dragu, Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) Director Eduard Hellvig, Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE) Director Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu, Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Nicolae Ciuca, presidential adviser Ion Oprisor, and CSAT secretary Mihai Somordolea.

 

 

 

 

 

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