Romania

Bucharest hosts NATO eastern-flank defence ministers meeting

Defence Ministers of Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia held a meeting in Bucharest. These nine NATO eastern-flank countries form a group known as the Bucharest Nine, or B9. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg recently told public broadcaster Polish Radio that there is no time …

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Romania, Bulgaria, Greece FMs discuss regional cooperation

The meeting of foreign ministers of the Romania-Bulgaria-Greece trilateral cooperation format represented an opportunity to strengthen the European project, Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said on Monday. “Our meeting was an opportunity to reconfirm the shared will of the three countries regarding the boosting of political dialogue in this trilateral …

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Moldova to join Platinum Eagle maneuvers in Romania

The Moldovan Defense Ministry says its troops will participate in military exercises in Romania along with troops from the United States, Georgia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and the host country. The announcement on February 9 said some 60 service members and 12 vehicles from Moldova will join the Platinum Eagle exercises on …

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NATO to deploy RAF Typhoons to Romania in response to Russian air activity

NATO has stepped up its air policing mission in response to increased Russian air activity around Eastern Europe in recent years. Former chief whip Gavin Williamson will commit four RAF Typhoons as part of the Nato southern air policing mission, while speaking at the Nato defence ministerial meeting in Brussels. …

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US to produce armored carriers in Romania

US weapon producer giant General Dynamics will be involved in the production of armored personnel carriers for the Romanian army. The company signed an agreement to create a joint venture with state-owned arms company Romarm, which will be the main contractor for armored vehicles.

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NATO makes new multinational force in Romania

NATO launched a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea. The force will initially be built around a Romanian brigade of up to 4,000 soldiers, supported by troops from nine other NATO …

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