Defence Directive 2022

The strategic environment today is characterized by the era of strategic competition where the aggressiveness of traditional threats intertwines with new hybrid, environmental, technological and information threats, causing serious challenges and concerns to the security.
The Western Balkans region, despite being on the path to Euro-Atlantic integration, remains fragile and under constant external pressure as a result of the growing influence of Russia and China. The Republic of Albania, despite the security granted by the status of being a NATO member country, is not immune to the security risks and threats.
These trends are expected to continue and in this regard, the work outcomes for 2022, in which we will measure our success, include: the improvement of the financial treatment, conditions, and health care for the military personnel and their families, as well as their integration into society after their transition to the reserve status; the modernization through the equipment of the Armed Forces with the necessary capacities to face future challenges; the education, consolidation of the reform in the Armed Forces Academy, as well as the commencement of the projects for an Academy and a Defense College of high standards; the risk reduction stemming from disasters and emergency situations, as well as strengthening the specialized civil defense capabilities in the Armed Forces; the proactive contribution to the regional operations and engagements; the cyber security of our military systems; increase of the defense capabilities, through technology and innovation.

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Defence Directive for 2022


Defence Directive 2021

The threats and challenges that characterize the current security context are complex and transnational in nature, consequently they are beyond the capabilities of individual countries, but must be addressed through a comprehensive approach and joint actions. The strong Euro-Atlantic perspective that our country has is also reflected in the Defense policy, which looks to NATO, the EU, and partner countries for the pillars of our alliance system, to ensure the security and defense of the country.
The situation caused by COVID-19, changed the lives of Albanian citizens, as well as the economic perspective of the country. It is currently difficult to predict how long the emergency situation will last, and its exact implications for economic and social stability are not yet understood, but it is clear that we will feel its effects for a long time.

Defence Directive for 2021




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