The regional security context in the Black Sea has been very complicated in recent years, especially after the illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia.
NATO’s eastern flank has become a hot spot over which North Atlantic allies have turned their attention to the latest summits of the Alliance.
Romania is at the epicenter of this region with increased volatility in security. As a result, our country has increased in recent years, and as a result of the pressures exerted on NATO allies, the Army endowment expenditures.
There are acquisitions that our country has already started and will last for a whole decade: 2019-2028. In addition to endowment, an essential issue, part of the concept of “resilience,” is military training and equipment maintenance.
Unfortunately, our country still has much to do in this chapter. The Budget of Defense, though
fairly consistent, is unbalanced.
A substantial part of public resources in the payment of wages and pensions to the military, and less on operations and maintenance.
This harmful phenomenon, in fact a vulnerability to Russian military danger, can be encountered in many NATO member countries.
How big is Russia’s military danger? What are the most effective weapons to oppose to the aggressive tendencies of our Eastern neighbor?
Is the missile shield enough? What are the military challenges of the 21st century and how ready is Romania to deal with them?
NEWSWEEK DEFENSE SUMMIT 2019 brings to the same table all the actors involved in the national security of Romania: representatives of NATO, the Ministry of National Defense, the Supreme Council of Defense of the Country, the Defense Staff, the
representatives of the Land Forces, the Land Forces, the Air Forces , representatives of the diplomatic missions of the USA, Great Britain, Poland, representatives of the defense companies, both of the Romanian State and the private ones.
It will discuss Romania’s contribution to Euro-Atlantic security, Romania’s national defense budget, Romania’s national defense strategy, Romania’s armed forces priorities, our country’s contribution to international military missions, military security at the Black Sea, defense of Romania’s airspace, which our country has with the United States, the United Kingdom and Poland in the military field, solutions for the endowment of the Romanian Armed Forces, the Romanian contribution to the defense industry.
NEWSWEEK DEFENSE SUMMIT 2019 will be held on September 20, 2019, starting at 8.30, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest, the Atlas Hall.