Chemical and Biological Defense in the South-Eastern European Countries

  • L. D. Galatchi
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


In terms of preventing or reducing the mass disaster caused by chemical and biological warfare agents, establishing an efficient chemical and biological defense system is vital. South-East European countries are located in the “hot region” where some of the neighboring countries have had a chemical and biological weapons production program or do not comply with the international treaties related to the prohibition of chemical and biological weapons. On the other hand, setting up the chemical and biological defense is difficult and requires excessive expenditure, which causes a large economic hardship. The formation of a chemical and biological defense system in the South-East European countries would prevent the chemical and biological weapons threat in this region, and in addition, would be able to make a contribution to global security.


South-Eastern Europe Chemical-biological weapons Threat Security system Defense 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. D. Galatchi
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  1. 1.Department of Natural SciencesOvidius University of ConstantaConstantaRomania

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