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AFP: Ukraine 'disappointed' as Romania cancels visit over language bill

Monday, September 25, 2017

Ukraine on Friday expressed disappointment after the president of Romania said he would not travel to the ex-Soviet country next month in protest over a bill that obliges schools to teach in the Ukrainian language only, AFP reports. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said the bill "drastically limits" the access of minorities to education in their native language, adding that the cancellation of his visit is a "very strong ...

Reuters: Romanian deputy PM Shhaideh investigated for abuse of office

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation against Deputy Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh for suspected abuse of office in a land transfer case, they said on Friday, Reuters correspondent informs. The probe against Shhaideh, 52, is the first high-profile investigation faced by the nine-month old Social Democrat (PSD) government in one of the European Union’s most graft-prone member ...

PSD's Dragnea discusses with Hungarian PM situation at Catholic High School of Targu Mures

Monday, September 25, 2017

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman Liviu Dragnea announced on Facebook on Saturday that he had a telephone conversation with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban about the situation at the Catholic High School of Targu Mures and assured the latter that the problem "will be solved." "We agreed on two things, we'll solve the problem at the Catholic High ...

AP: Banned from tennis, Ilie Nastase starts new career as diplomat

Monday, September 25, 2017

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 Ilie Nastase is taking on a new role as a diplomat for the Czech Republic, AP reports quoted by espn.com. The Romanian tennis great has been banned by the International Tennis Federation for two ...

ForMin Melescanu pleads in New York for enhancement of UN role in effective mediation activity

Monday, September 25, 2017

Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu pleaded for the enhancement of the mediation's legislative basis, in a message he delivered on Thursday at a working meeting of the chief diplomats with the member states of the UN Mediation Friends Group chaired by Finland and Turkey, says the relevant ministry's communiqué. The Romanian chief diplomat hailed ...

DefMin Mihai Fifor met his Canadian counterpart, Harjit Singh Sajjan

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Boosting cooperation between the Romanian and Canadian armies, by keeping up with the bilateral and multilateral training exercises and strengthening interoperability at NATO level have been the main topics for discussion at the meeting the Romanian Minister of National Defence Mihai Fifor had with his Canadian counterpart, Harjit Singh Sajjan. The meeting between the two dignitaries took place on the sidelines of the official visit Mihai Fifor is paying to ...

Heads of organised crime combat structures of South-Eastern Europe met in Sibiu

Monday, September 25, 2017

The heads of organised crime combat structures of South-Eastern Europe met in Sibiu, in the period 19 - 22 September, informs a release of the Inspectorate General of the Romanian Police (IGPR) issued on Saturday. The annual meeting, at its 14th edition, was organised by the Romanian Police, the Embassy of the United States of America and the Hanns Seidel ...

PM Tudose talks with ANCOM, STS, DSU heads about warning system stage of completion

Monday, September 25, 2017

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose has a working meeting on Friday, at the the Victoria Palace, with heads of the National Authority for Communications Administration and Regulation (ANCOM), the Special Telecommunications Service (STS) and the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), on the progresses recorded in setting up the early warning system, governmental sources ...

Euro trades at 4.5950 lei on Friday

Monday, September 25, 2017

 The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Friday by the banks authorized to operate on the currency market is as ...

Egypt approves sieving of Romanian wheat cargo

Monday, September 25, 2017

Egyptian prosecutors on Sunday said they had approved a decision to sieve a Romanian wheat shipment which had been rejected by the agriculture quarantine authority for containing poppy seeds, nasdaq.com reads quoting Reuters sources. The sieving will separate the seeds from the wheat, an agriculture ministry spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. A French wheat shipment which had also been found to contain poppy seeds is still under ...

EU backs Romania with 129 mln euro to improve access to drinking water

Monday, September 25, 2017

The European Commission said on Friday it is providing 129 million euro ($154 million) to Romania to improve access to drinking water, seenews.com informs. The financial support will be directed to six major projects in Hunedoara, Valcea, Brasov, Bacau, Bistrita-Nasaud and Tulcea counties, the European Commission said in a press release. "All regions should have access to clean water, but in Romania and other regions of Europe, ...

ADEPT Foundation in Saschiz has won the 2017 European Cultural Tourism Award, Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism

Monday, September 25, 2017

The ADEPT Foundation in Saschiz, Mures County, has won the 2017 European Cultural Tourism Award, Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism, for the project titled "Transilvania Bike Trails for revitalising Tarnava Mare cultural heritage", in the context in which the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) celebrates the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development ...

Bucharest Science Festival will take place between September 27 and October 1 at the French Institute in Bucharest

Monday, September 25, 2017

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The Bucharest Science Festival, an event dedicated to the state-of-the-art technology, will take place between September 27 and October 1 at the French Institute in Bucharest, informs a press release sent on Friday. According to the release, the French Institute in Bucharest and the Bucharest Science Festival, organised by the Secular Humanist Association of Romania, are teaming again this year "to open windows to the world of tomorrow".Thus, on ...

Chef Fabrice Giraud brings Parisian atmosphere to Bucharest in his menus

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Parisian atmosphere was brought to Bucharest by Fabrice Giraud, the chef of the "La maison blanche" restaurant in Paris, as on Thursday he prepared a special menu for his Romanian guests, at the ''Fete de la Gastronomie'' gastronomic festival. For the first time in Romania, Giraud, the main guest of this year's gastronomical event, cooked at the Barbizon ...

Iohannis to UN debate: Romania remains committed to possible establishment of an International Court against Terrorism

Friday, September 22, 2017

 Addressing the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) on Wednesday, Romania's President Klaus Iohannis said Romania remains committed to the common initiative developed with Spain for the future possible establishment of an International Court against Terrorism. "Indeed, people across the globe still suffer from the brutal effects of war, poverty, inequality and injustice. Tensions over cultural identity and faith are rising ...

President Iohannis cancelled the visit he was supposed to pay in October to Ukraine

Friday, September 22, 2017

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President Iohannis communicated on Thursday that he has called off the visit he was supposed to pay in October to Ukraine, on account of the education law being passed, considering that this piece of legislation goes against the mutual good intentions and drastically limits the access of minorities to education in their native language. "Consequently, upon finding out about this law, I have cancelled my visit to Ukraine and I have also called off the ...

DefMin Fifor presents US Senator Joni Ernst Romania's governmental priorities in defence area

Friday, September 22, 2017

National Defence Minister Mihai Fifor had an official meeting on Wednesday at the US Senate, with Senator Joni Ernst, who is the chair of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee with the US Committee on Armed Services, occasion on which topics regarding the security situation of the Black Sea region were tackled, as well as the strengthening of the Romanian - US Strategic Partnership on the defence dimension and aspects regarding cooperation with the US partner in ...

Minister Mihai Fifor had meetings in Washington with representatives of Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Bell Helicopters

Friday, September 22, 2017

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The delegation of the National Defence Ministry (MApN), headed by Minister Mihai Fifor, which is currently paying a visit to the US, had meetings in Washington with representatives of some US companies in the defence industry area - Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Bell ...

CETA, accord between Canada and EU in force: Effects for Romania

Friday, September 22, 2017

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EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into force on Thursday, September 21. New markets for exporters opened and some taxes for export were eliminated. Ambassador Kevin Hamilton said, at the press conference held at Canada’s Embassy in Bucharest, that it was a historic day and all commercial exchanges were exempted from custom duties. He showed that the accord will create new opportunities for exporters, will generate ...

Visegrad Group and other countries, Romania included, ask EU regulations to prevent double food standards

Friday, September 22, 2017

EU regulations must eliminate double standards for food in the EU market, consider representatives of Visegrad group countries (V4 - Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia), and from Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Slovenia, participating in a meeting of ministers of agriculture from V4, MTI informs. Sandor Fazekas, the Hungarian minister of agriculture, told the press that, due to efforts coordinated by V4 countries, even the head of the EUropean ...

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