NATO will hold a summit in Bucharest, Romania, April 2-4, 2008. New threats such as cyber attacks and energy cut-offs have arisen, and the allies will debate means to counter them. They will also decide whether to invite any of the candidates for membership — Albania, Croatia, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) , pending resolution of the Macedonia naming dispute — into the alliance, and review as well the desire of Georgia and Ukraine to be placed in a Membership Action Plan (MAP), a significant step on the road to a formal candidacy for membership.
Some background material from the Congressional Research Service:
· The NATO Summit at Bucharest,2008
· Enlargement Issues at NATO’s Bucharest Summit