Ion Iliescu (foto arhiva)
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In interview with Tass, Romanian ex-President Iliescu calls for normal relations with Russia

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Marţi, 10 Dec 2019 English | Regional Europe
Romania's first post-Communist President Ion Iliescu, who hasn't showed up in public for two and a half years, has given an interview to Russian state-controlled agency TASS in which he spoke, among other things, of the importance of more normal relations between the two countries, Romanian news channel Digi24 reports.
Valeri Kuzmin, ambasadorul Rusiei la Bucuresti

UPDATE Romanian Foreign Ministry summons Russian Ambassador over hard statements on Custodian of the Crown / Ministry explains summoning, Embassy calls for "round table"

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Marţi, 26 Nov 2019 English | Regional Europe
Russian Ambassador to Bucharest Velery Kuzmin was summoned urgently to the Romanian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday over a recent, unprecedented attack on the Custodian of the Romanian Crown, Margareta of Romania, official sources have told
  • UPDATE In a statement later on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said that it has pointed that the position of the Russian diplomatic mission was unacceptable.
Iohannis si Dodon
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What Moldova's Socialist leader Dodon tells re-elected Romanian counterpart Iohannis

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Luni, 25 Nov 2019 English | Regional Europe
The president of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon has congratulated Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis over his re-election in a presidential poll on Sunday. He used a Facebook message to convey that the two countries should "stay away from false geopolitical debates".
Comisia Europeana
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EC urges Romanian Government to act and limit public spending in electoral year 2020

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Miercuri, 20 Nov 2019 English | Regional Europe
The European Commission asks Romania's Liberal (PNL) government on Wednesday to adopt measures in order to limit public spending in 2020, a year which will see both local and general elections.
Incident diplomatic la Constanta
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US diplomat forced off stage by Turkish consul in Romanian city of Constanta

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Miercuri, 20 Nov 2019 English | Regional Europe
The deputy of the US Ambassador to Romania, Abigail Rupp, was taken off stage by the Turkish consul to the SE Romanian city of Constanta as she was preparing to hold a speech on religious freedom at an event of the local Muslim community. The Embassy said the incident was regrettable.
Piata gazelor naturale

Gas transporters in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine meet Gazprom representatives over 3-year gas transit plans

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Marţi, 12 Nov 2019 English | Regional Europe
Representatives of gas transporters in Romania, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine are repeatedly meeting Gazprom officials in the Romanian town of Isaccea on Tuesday, sources have told They depicted the meeting as a key one as question are raised about Russian gas transit to Europe via Ukraine.
Adina Valean
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UPDATE Romanian MEP Adina Valean accepted by EC President-elect for European commissioner job

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Miercuri, 6 Nov 2019 English | Regional Europe
Romanian Liberal MEP Adina Valean has reportedly been accepted by the president-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen for the job of European commissioner, according to sources quoted by Romanian news channel Digi 24.
  • UPDATE EC representatives announced officially that Adina Valean was accepted by EC President-elect Ursula von der Leyen following talks with both candidates.
Siegfried Muresan si Adina Valean
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Romanian MEPs Siegfried Muresan and Adina Valean to be submitted as options for European Commission seats

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Miercuri, 6 Nov 2019 English | Regional Europe
​Romania will nominate two people for a future seat in the European Commission - Liberal MEPs Siegfried Muresan and Adina Valean, new Liberal prime minister Ludovic Orban announced on Wednesday.
Siegfried Muresan in Parlamentul European
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Liberal MEP Sigfried Muresan's name circulated as Romania's future nomination for European Commission

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Marţi, 5 Nov 2019 English | Regional Europe
Liberal member of the European Parliament Siegfried Muresan would be Romania's new proposal for European commissioner in charge with transports, party sources have told EurActiv Romania. THe nomination is expected to be officially sent to the European Commission on Tuesday or Wednesday the latest, they said.
Comisia Europeana
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CVM Report. European Commission says Romania backtracked from progress in judicial reform, events in first months of 2019 "of great concern"

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Marţi, 22 Oct 2019 English | Regional Europe
The European Commission is calling on the EU Council and the European Parliament to maintain a Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) monitoring Romanian justice reform, in its latest CVM report issued on Tuesday. The report warns of backtracking from the progress made in previous years and set out in the report a year ago. And is says the evolution of the situation in the first part of this year was "of great concern".
Comisia Europeana

European Commission recommends lifting CVM monitoring on Bulgaria

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Marţi, 22 Oct 2019 English | Regional Europe
The European Commission recommends lifting the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) monitoring on Bulgaria, in its report on the progress of Romanian and Bulgarian justice reform due to be issued on Tuesday, officials sources who have seen the draft document have told
Comisia Europeană
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​Upcoming EC report on Romania justice reform among the harshest in a decade, warns of SIgnificant slowdown in fight against corruption (sources)

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Luni, 21 Oct 2019 English | Regional Europe
An upcoming report of the European Commission on the progress Romania has made as part of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), aimed at supporting reform in the justice sector, is one of the harshest for the past then years, sources who saw the draft document have told
Laura Codruta Kovesi
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European Parliament validates Romanian Kovesi as new EU chief prosecutor

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Miercuri, 16 Oct 2019 English | Regional Europe
​Romanian Laura Codruta Kovesi was confirmed as new head of the European public prosecutor's office (EPPO) by the European Parliament on Wednesday, the last phase of the process that has lasted for almost a year. The decision was made at the Conference of EP group presidents.
Klaus Iohannis
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Romania President to argue for orderly Brexit at EU summit

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Miercuri, 16 Oct 2019 English | Regional Europe
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis attends the European Council convening in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, which is theoretically the last before the United Kingdom exit from the EU on October 31. At the summit Iohannis wil retain the Romanian stance in favor of an orderly Brexit, according to a presidency press release.
Laura Codruta Kovesi
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​EU Council confirms Laura Codruta Kovesi as chief European prosecutor

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Luni, 14 Oct 2019 English | Regional Europe
The Council of the European Union has confirmed Romanian Laura Codruta Kovesi as chief European prosecutor. The naming is yet to be confirmed officially by the European Parliament.
Siegfried Muresan
Photo: Facebook - Siegfried Muresan source: Liberals to push for MEP Siegfried Muresan for European Commissioner job

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Romania's Liberals (PNL), who have led the procedures to remove the Social Democratic government from office with the censure motion voted on Thursday, would push for MEP Siefried Muresan for a job as European Commissioner, reports, quoting a high-ranking source from the European People's Party.
Dan Nica
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​Romanian candidate to EC job Dan Nica faces European resistance

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Miercuri, 9 Oct 2019 English | Regional Europe
A series of reports in Romanian media point to a rejection by the president-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, of Romanian candidate for a seat in the Commission, Dan Nica. As the government in Bucharest, who supported Nica, prepares to face a censure motion on Thursday, one Romanian MEP said late on Tuesday that any final talk on the issue would take place after the censure motion.
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VIDEO INTERVIEW British Ambassador to Romania Andrew Noble sees nothing good in no-deal Brexit, says Romanians are important part of his country

Vineri, 4 Oct 2019 English | Regional Europe
British Ambassador to Bucharest Andrew Noble said in an interview with on Thursday that he'd not see anything good in a no-deal Brexit, but assured that even if his country leaves the EU without a deal, authorities there have mechanisms to preserve the status of Romanian citizens in the UK.

Romanian PM Dancila, under pressure over European Commissioner scandal, pushes back

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Marţi, 1 Oct 2019 English | Regional Europe
Romanian PM Viorica Dancila reacted harshly on Monday to pressure put on her government following the rejection of Romania's nomination for a seat in the European Commission. She said she would nominate somebody else instead of Rovana Plumb, but she challenged how Plumb's candidacy was rejected and blamed the situation on President Iohannis.
Dancila, in vizta din SUA
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How Social Democratic Party leader explains Romanian PM Dancila's failure to meet US Vice President Pence

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Vineri, 27 Sept 2019 English | Regional Europe
A top official of the governing Social Democrats has said that the visit paid by Romanian PM Viorica Dancila to the United States should not be taken lightly and that the delegation there fulfilled its mission. That is, despite missing the most important moment on the agenda - meeting US Vice President Mike Pence.


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