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Moscow to react on the missile defence system based in Romania

NATO: No threat to Russia. PM Ponta: Romania cannot accept this kind of threats. Moscow will react with “necessary steps” to construction of a new U.S. military base in Romania, Russian ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko has said. Implementation of the ...

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Basescu unveils Ponta as undercover agent

President accuses ex-SIE head Melescanu of complicity. PM:They are all lies. President Traian Basescu stroke a blow on Victor Ponta late last night at Realitatea TV, unveiling the prime minister has been undercover agent with the Foreign Intelligence Service between ...

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President breaks the ground for joining electoral campaign

 Traian Basescu stands by Elena Udrea, says Ponta and Iohannis are no good. President Traian Basescu got closer to the electoral campaign on Monday when told a press conference at Cotroceni Palace that he would not support either Victor Ponta ...

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MPs give green light to ex-minister Vreme immunity lift

Chamber of Deputies voted for ex-minister Valerian Vreme immunity lift, allowing his prosecution in the high-sounding Microsoft case. 153 deputies cast their vote for the prosecution, 110 voted against. Former Communication minister, MP Valerian Vreme told the plenum he has ...

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PM Ponta denounces President Basescu to EC, diplomatic corps in Bucharest over Justice interference

PM Victor Ponta sent a letter to the U.S. diplomatic corps, the European Commission as well as to all European Union member states on Friday, accusing President Traian Basescu of serious attack on Romanian justice’ s independence and asking the ...

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President Basescu slams Lukoil, asks Gov’t to get ready to take over Petrotel

President Traian Basescu took his stand over Lukoil Petrotel row, slamming the Russian oil company and asking the Government to get ready to take over the refinery in Ploiesti. Basescu said Lukoil’s pressure on prosecutors and on the Romanian Gov’t ...

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Historical moment: U.S. Navy to officially take over Deveselu base command

The U.S. Navy will officially hoist its flag at Deveselu military base on southern Romania on Friday, thus commissioning its new missile defense, one of two European land-based interceptor sites for a NATO missile shield vehemently opposed by Russia. Naval ...

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PSD vows to nominate technocrat PM if Ponta gets President

While in Alba Iulia on Wednesday, the Social-Democrat Party’s spokesperson Dan Sova unveiled the next premier would not be a PSD member but a technocrat if Victor Ponta won the forthcoming presidential elections. Sova also said there is no favorite ...

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Ponta, Iohannis challenge each other over electoral debates, opinion polls

First surveys for the presidential elections have also prompted the first harsh electoral fights among contenders. A Research Group opinion poll for the Liberal Studies Institute giving 42 per cent for Victor Ponta and 23 per cent for Klaus Iohannis ...

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Final jail sentences for ex-minister, senator in high-sounding Rompetrol case

Bucharest Court of Appeal sentenced Senator and top journalist Sorin Rosca Stanescu and former Communication Minister Sorin Pantis to two years and four months, respectively to two years and eight months of jail in the high-sounding Rompetrol case. The sentence ...

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