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The Supreme Council of National Defense (Consiliul Suprem de Apărare a Ţării; acronym: CSAT) is the autonomous administrative authority in Romania, invested by the Constitution with the task of organizing coordinating, in a unitary fashion, the activities related to the defense of the country and national security.
The activity of the Council is examined by the Parliament. Annually, not later than the first trimester of the following year, if and when asked by the special committees of the Parliament, and also whenever necessary, the Council presents, in a joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, its report on activities it has developed.
Leadership and MembersEdit
- President: Traian Băsescu (President)
- Vice-President: Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu (Prime Minister)
- Teodor Meleşcanu (Minister of Defense)
- Cristian David (Minister of Interior and Administrative Reform)
- Teodor Meleşcanu (Minister of Justice)
- Varujan Vosganian (Minister of Economy and Finance)
- George-Cristian Maior (Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service)
- Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu (Director of the Romanian Foreign Intelligence Service)
- Admiral Gheorghe Marin (Chief of the Armed Forces General Staff)
- Mihai Stănişoară (Presidencial counciler for national security)
- Ion Oprişor (Secretary of the Council)