Romanian Energetic Security -- A Dimension of the National Security

National Strategies Observer No.2/Vol.1, 2015

9 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2015

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Cristian Nita

Romanian Academy - Institute for World Economy

Brindusa Covaci

Romanian Academy - Institute for World Economy

Date Written: November 2, 2015

Abstract

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 world energy 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 access, increasing the interconnection capacity and competitiveness, including through implementing the objectives of the Energy Union.

Keywords: insurance of energetic security, economic dimension of the security, energetic resources, Romanian energetic strategy

JEL Classification: A30

Suggested Citation

Nita, Cristian and Covaci, Brindusa, Romanian Energetic Security -- A Dimension of the National Security (November 2, 2015). National Strategies Observer No.2/Vol.1, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2689590

Cristian Nita (Contact Author)

Romanian Academy - Institute for World Economy ( email )

Romania

Brindusa Covaci

Romanian Academy - Institute for World Economy ( email )

Calea 13 Septembrie nr. 13
Sector 6
Bucharest, 050711
Romania

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