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Ovidiu Nicolescu and Ciprian Nicolescu

knowledge management in project business, Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 14 No 1, pp.156-168, 2010. [5] Ovidiu Nicolescu and Ciprian Nicolescu, Organizația și managementul bazate pe cunoștințe, Bucharest, ProUniversitaria, 2011. [6] Peter Zollinger, Sustainable Management? Don’t Bother! in Jan-Dirk Seiler- Hausmann, Christa Liedtke, Ernst U von Weizsäcker, Eco-Efficency and Beyond: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise, Sheffield, Greenleaf Publishing, 2004. [7] Promod Barta and Vijai Barta, Management Thoughts, Full

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Raimonds Rublovskis

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The aim of this paper is to analyze fundamental factors which form and profoundly shape security and defense policy of the Republic of Latvia. One can argue that historical background, geographical location, common institutional history within the former Soviet Union, the Russia factor, the relative smallness of the territory of state and the population, the ethnic composition of the population, the low density of the population and rather limited financial and manpower resources available for the defense of the Republic of Latvia are the key factors of influence on the state security and defense policy. The core principles of the security and defense policy of Latvia are the membership in powerful global military alliance of NATO and bilateral strategic partnership with the United States. However, security and defense cooperation among the three Baltic States as well as enhanced cooperation within the Baltic-Nordic framework is seen as an important supplementary factor for the increased security of the Republic of Latvia. Latvia has developed a sustainable legal and institutional framework in order to contribute to state security and defense; however, security challenges and significant changes within the global security environment of the twenty-first century will further challenge the ability of the Republic of Latvia to sustain its current legal framework, and more importantly, current institutional structure of Latvian security and defense architecture. Significant internal and external challenges will impact the fundamental pillars of Latvian security and defense policy, such as American strategic shift to the Pacific, and lack of political will to increase defense budgets in European part of NATO. It has to be clear that very independence, security and defense of the Republic of Latvia depend on the ability of NATO to remain an effective organization with timely and efficient decision-making, and the ability of the United States to remain militarily effective and committed to the security and defense of Europe.

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George Weigel

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The present strategic disarray of the western democracies is both a by-product of the West’s failure to grasp the moral-cultural dimension of the end-game of the Cold War and a reflection of the crisis of civilizational morale that has beset western Europe in recent decades. Thus it is important to revisit the distinctive character of the Revolution of 1989/1991 in central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. That dramatic transition in European politics was born from many factors, including the re-armament of the West under the leadership of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. But the political Revolution of 1989/1991 was also the result of a revolution of conscience in central and eastern Europe, in which the reclamation of national identity and culture eventually gave rise to “soft power” tools of resistance that the hard power typically deployed by communist regimes in the face of dissent could not match. Lithuania, which embodied the oft-ignored truth that a tenacious national culture can, over time, produce democratic political change, is thus in a position to remind the West that freedom is never free; that the dignity of the human person, human rights, and the rule of law must be affirmed culturally by a robust civil society if they are to be defended politically and militarily; and that moral relativism is an insecure foundation on which to build, sustain, or defend the institutions of democratic self-governance.

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Tsvetana Stoyanova and Miglena Angelova

References [1] Dyer, W., Team Building: Issue and Alternatives. Reading. MA. Addison-Wesley, 1997. [2] Kuncoro, W., &Suriani, W. O., Achieving sustainable competitive advantage through product innovation and market driving, Asia Pacific Management Review (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmrv.2017.07.006. [3] Lambin, J-J., Shuiling, I., Market-Driven Management, Strategic and Operational Marketing, 3rd Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom, 2012. [4] McMillan, G. & Joshi, M., How

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Cecilia Irina Rabontu, Mădălina Cristina Vasile and Laura Nicoleta Nasta

References [1] Al, N. & Apostu, S., “Food and nutrition in the third millennium. Population and food resources”, Agriculture - Science and Practice, no. 1-2 (69-70)/2009 [2] Danciu, V., “Sustainable enterprise. New challenges and strategies for improving corporate sustainability.” http://store.ectap.ro/articole/898_ro.pdf -2013 [3] Pantea, Emilia Valentina, „The Study of Treatment Technologies for Urban and Food Industry Wastewater” (April 17, 2015), „The impact of socio-economic transformation and technology on national, European and world

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Mihai-Marcel Neag, Elisabeta-Emilia Halmaghi and Petruţa Cucuiet Mâţu

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The integrated approach to current security issues requires the study of human society by adopting the principle of sustainability for policies to be developed and applied according to economic, social and environmental impacts. The internationalization of economies raises a number of requirements for the application of this principle not only in domestic policies but also in external cooperation relations. Sustainability is thus a catalyst for internal and external political decisions, economic actions and public opinion to promote both new structural, institutional reforms and changes in production and consumption behaviours. The energy resources have permanently and overwhelmingly influenced the evolution of human society and its economic development, representing both a reason for cooperation and confrontation and disputes among the actors of the international system, while also shaping the economy, security, foreign policy and states priorities.

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G.L.A. Harris, Ayanna Shivers and Patricia Deuster

. Van Erp, Jan B.F., Reschke, Stefan., Grootjen, Marc., and Brouver, Anne-Marie. 2009. Brain Performance Enhancement for Military Operators. The Research and Technology (RTO) Organisation Meeting Proceedings of NATO, 5-7 October. Sofia, Bulgaria. Veenstra, Bertil., Visser, Taco., Rietjens, Gerard., Vrijkotte, susan., and Valk, Pierre. 2009. Ambulant Measurements of Physiological Status and Cognitive Performance during Sustained Operations. The Research and Technology (RTO) Organisation Meeting Proceedings of NATO, 5-7 October. Sofia, Bulgaria

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João Vicente

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Arūnas Molis, Claudia Palazzo and Kaja Ainsalu

) “Electricity and Gas Markets in Estonia. Report 2016” (pp 88), available at http://www.konkurentsiamet.ee/?id=14463 (accessed 08/2018) National Development Plan of the Energy Sector until 2030 (2017) Government of Estonia (pp 124), available at https://www.mkm.ee/sites/ default/files/ndpes_2030_eng.pdf (accessed 08/2018) Oras, K. (2018) “In the light of global sustainable development goals, Estonia faces challenges in all environmental areas” (pp 9-11), Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia, 2/2018, available at https

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Viljar Veebel and Illimar Ploom

. Veebel, V. (2016). Balancing between solidarity and responsibility: Estonia in the EU refugee crisis. Journal on Baltic Security, 1 (2), 28−61. Veebel, V.; Markus, R. (2016). Will sanctions against Russia be successful: will Russia fall before Ukraine? Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues, 5 (4), 465−480, /10.9770/jssi.2016.5.4(2). Veebel, V. and Loik, R. (2012). “Estonia: Life in Post-Communist Eastern Europe after EU Membership” In D. O’Beachain (eds.) Life in Post-Communist Europe after EU Membership. Routledge, London