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Romanian energetic security - a dimension of the national security


  • Cristian Nita
  • Brindusa Covaci


This paper aims to analyzing the Romania's energy security, both, overall and specific in terms of recent developments. The purpose of this paper is to stress the fact that energy security, both globally and in Romania, is one of the cornerstones for individual and nation's security. The paper postulates that at the national level, economic security is facing major threats that intertwine and influence each other: black economy, corruption and organized crime. In the economic dimension of security we may distinguish also various types of threats to the basic values and specific issues, such as energy security or critical infrastructure security, which are currently high on the security agenda for most states. The importance of energy security in the complex of security threats is highlighted in the National Defense Strategy for 2015-2019. The strategy emphasizes the importance of a strong energetic sector in Romania related to Europe and also to the worl enery situation,, into the chapter entitled †The economic and energetic dimension†. According to this document, energetic security is carried out by operational adapting and optimizing the structure of the consumption of primary energy resources, increasing energy efficiency, developing projects aimed to ensure diversification of the resources acces, increasing the interconnection capacity and competitiveness, including through implementing the objectives of the Energy Union.

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  • Cristian Nita & Brindusa Covaci, 2015. "Romanian energetic security - a dimension of the national security," National Strategies Observer (NOS), Institute for World Economy, Romanian Academy, vol. 2.
  • Handle: RePEc:iem:nosiem:v:2:y:2015:id:2822000009512035

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    insurance of energetic security; economic dimension of the security; energetic resources; Romanian energetic strategy;

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    • A30 - General Economics and Teaching - - Multisubject Collective Works - - - General


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