Zgonea: Close trans-border collaboration is needed concerning new threats to security of states

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Deputies’ Chamber Speaker Valeriu Zgonea on Wednesday underscored the need of a close trans-border collaboration and of a consistent dialogue on an organisation level in the area of combatting new threats and risks to the security of states, within the first meeting of the think tanks in the member states of NATO, the European Union and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), on the topic ‘NATO, EU and SCO – The New security environment: Prospects of the West and of the East.’

‘The Deputies’ Chamber Speaker hailed the fact that Bucharest was chosen to host an event of such importance, in a world first, which will contribute to the enhancement of Romania’s international profile. Concerning the new threats and risks to the security of states, the Deputies’ Chamber Speaker underscored the need of a close trans-border collaboration and of a consistent dialogue on an organisation level and through the national services specialised in combatting these phenomena,’ the Deputies’ Chamber informs in a press release.

Valeriu Zgonea mentioned that terrorism was a continuous threat, especially because it proved to be easily adaptable to the new conditions.

‘Romania developed a national strategy for identifying the best solutions in combatting the cyber threats. This strategy, adopted in May this year, comprises inter-institutional collaboration procedures in this area, but also the development of some private-public partnerships and of some programmes for the promotion of the awareness degree on the risks,’ Valeriu Zgonea said.

He added that the national legislation concerning cyber threats was drawn up in accordance with the regulations in the European Union in this area.

The event was organised by EURISC Foundation, together with German Marshal Fund (Bucharest Office) and gathered experts of non-governmental organisations of approximately 20 countries.

The fight against terrorism, the fight against trans-border organised crime, the protection of essential infrastructure, the energy, water and food security or the future of Afghanistan after 2014 were among the topics approached within the think tank meeting.

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