BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian govt scraps warships’ acquisition amid dispute
BUCHAREST, Romania—Jan 12, 2019—Romania’s defense ministry has suspended the 1.6 billion euro ($1.83 billion) acquisition of four warships following a political dispute over which offer best serves the NATO member.
The ministry said it had informed military prosecutors there were “reasonable suspicions” about the legality of the procedure, saying it could harm national security. It didn’t provide further details.
The government, scheduled to announce the winner Saturday, made its announcement late Friday.