The Main Measures Adopted by Romania between 2000-2007 to achieve the Strategic Objectives (Accession to the EU and NATO)

Marius Trăistaru
JEL codes: 
F0 - General, N4 - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation, O1 - Economic Development.
This study aims to reveal to what extent the strategic development objectives of Romania (accession to the EU and NATO) have determined changes in the security policy of Romania between 2000 and 2007.The paper will demonstrate how the security measures adopted by Romania (including in the fight against terrorism) have influenced the economic development of the country. There are numerous debates in the literature that discuss the links between economic development and security (political, economic or military). This study adds to the literature an empirical analysis of a country considered not under a direct threat to security in the region.The research follows a descriptive analysis of the measures in the legislative, institutional and operational areas taken by the Romanian government in the period 2000-2007 in order to reach the start-up objectives (of accession to the EU and NATO). The paper intends to show that these measures taken by Romania did not represent only military and security objectives, but they constituted a platform for the economic development and had economic consequences.
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