Minutes of the Romanian Politburo Meeting24 Nov 1978
This stenographic transcript of the meeting of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party deals with a recent Political Consultative Committee (PCC) meeting where the rights and prerogatives of the Warsaw Pact supreme commander in wartime were discussed. As this record shows, Romania continues to oppose the ideas of a wartime resolution. Romanian leader Nicolae Ceauşescu argues that there is no trend toward war and demands cuts in military spending. The Romanian side criticizes the Soviet military establishment and objects to the obligation of member states to bear the costs of Moscow's security policy.
Collection: A Cardboard Castle?
Origin (Agency): CC of the RCP
Language of Original Document: Romanian
Translators: Viorel Buta
Number of Pages: 23
Cold War Period: 1970s
Persons: Ceauşescu, Mănescu, Niculescu, Verdeţ, Coman, Cazacu, Fazekas, Lupu, Ioniţă, Trofin, Andrei, Kulikov, Brezhnev, Zhivkov
Document Source: National Central Historical Archives (ANIC), Bucharest
Call Number: Fund Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party - Chancellery, No.2611, 11.xii.1978, DR, vol.2., Dos. 89/1978, f.2-6, 6-12, 14-25
Document Companion: Document No. 85
First Published at: Mircea Munteanu (ed.), Romania and the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1989, vol. 2, (Washington: Cold War International History Project, 2002), pp. 207-229