A visit today to the web page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1 would show that Romania's foreign policy priority is integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic institutional structures. If one were also inclined to study the Romanian National Security Strategy, 2 elaborated for the first time in the Post-Cold War period in 1999, one would be informed that its main objectives are Romania's integration with NATO's defence structure and EU membership. With strong support from all political parties, and backing from the majority of the population, 3 accession to the Western structures is unproblematically understood in Romania as the only solution capable of satisfying a primordial national interest.