16 April 2019

DSM CONFERENCE: Adrian Sarbu: Romania’s security is unconceivable without US’s presence

Petriana Condrut

Adrian Sarbu, MEDIAFAX owner, has stated Tuesday, at the security conference organized by Defence and Security Monitor, that security is no longer a term used in niche discussions and he pointed out the survey conducted recently, which shows MEDIAFAX readers’ perspective about security and NATO.

“Security is no longer a term to be used in niche discussions. (…) In the last 20-30 years, we have not done enough for security, besides freezing NATO out. It is unconceivable to talk about Romania and region’s security without US’s presence”, has stated Adrian Sarbu.  

MEDIAFAX owner has pointed out the survey conducted in the last four days across MEDIAFAX Group sites, which shows that Romanians believe in NATO and think that our security cannot be ensured without US’s presence.

We will reproduce some of the data:

1.      Do you think Romania is able to ensure your security? (11.516 answers)

Yes (24, 45% - 2.816 answers)

No (68, 90% - 7.934 answers)

I don’t know/ No opinion (6, 65% - 766 answers)

 

2.      It is important that Romania is a NATO member state? (8.469 answers)

Yes 83, 37% - 7.061 answers)

No (13, 38% - 1.133 answers)

I don’t know/ No opinion (3, 25% - 275 answers) 

 

3.     Does Romania have to allocate 2% from GDP for defence? (5.982 answers)

Yes (75, 76% - 4.532 answers)

No 19, 61% - 1.173 answers) 

I don’t know/ No opinion (4, 63% - 277 answers)

 

3.      Can Romania’s security be ensured without US’s support? (4.287 answers)

Yes (28, 01% - 1.201 answers) 

No (67, 44% - 2.891 answers)

I don’t know/ No opinion (4, 55% - 195 answers)

 

4.  Do you think Russia is the main threat against Romania’s security?  (3.830 answers) 

Yes (61, 88% - 2.370 answers)

No (33, 89% - 1.298 answers)

I don’t know/ No opinion (4, 23% - 162 answers) 

 

Defence and Security Monitor organizes, Tuesday, the “Transatlantic security bridges over increasing security vision gaps- Romania’s perspective” conference”, among the guests being also CIA and Pentagon analysts, as well as Romanian specialists.

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