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Brussels: President Iohannis lobbies for Romania’s joining Schengen Area

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President Klaus Iohannis told the joint press conference with EC President in Brussels on Thursday that he eyes the conclusion of Romania’s full EU membership process. The Romanian head of state also asked for the European Commission’s help so that ...

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President files complaint against Antena 3, RTV stations

President Klaus Iohannis filed a complaint at the National Audiovisual Council (the body monitoring Romanian television and radio channels’ activity) accusing Antena 3 and Romania TV for broadcasting talk shows on November 13 where they tried to connect Iohannis’ name ...

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New upcoming joint Romanian – Bulgarian government meeting

Prime Minister Victor Ponta and Vice-premier for European and Institutional Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria Meglena Kuneva on Thursday agreed, in a meeting at Victoria Palace, to start the preparations for a new joint government session of the two countries ...

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Vanghelie and Geoana ready to topple the Ponta cabinet

Excluded from the social-democrat party (PSD) Marian Vanghelie and Mircea Geoana intend to set up a left wing party as an alternative to Victor Ponta, ziare.com informs. Vanghelie claims he already has the support of dozens of PSD MPs which ...

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President pays his first official visit abroad

Klaus Iohannis will pay his first official visit abroad as president in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. He will meet the European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday, while on Friday the Romanian head ...

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Romanian officials approach labour mobility issue during meetings with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis received yesterday the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond, the talks having on the agenda issues related to free movement of people and labour mobility in accordance with the EU rulings. ...

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Verdict on Iohannis’ incompatibility file, deferred for next week

The Supreme Court deferred the final ruling on President Iohannis’ incompatibility file for January 21. On Wednesday, the court judged the appeal made by Iohannis against the National Integrity Agency’s report, which accused the incumbent head of state he was ...

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Three more presidential aides appointed

President Klaus Iohannis appointed Leonard Orban, Elena-Simina Tanasescu si Mihaela Ciochina as presidential advisers on Wednesday. Leonoard Orban was presidential adviser also during Traian Basescu’s term. Orban was European commissioner for Multilingualism. Elena-Simina Tanasescu is a Law university teacher at ...

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DeSilva real estate developer buys ex-social democrat Geoana’ s residence

DeSilva real estate developer bought the protocol villa where the former Social Democrat and foreign minister Mircea Geoana lived with his family, for no less than EUR 906,600. The starting price put up for auction was EUR 588,000. Mircea Geoana ...

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Iohannis, Nuland tackle Strategic Partnership extent, progress in Justice and fighting against corruption

Big Brother law, security corridor, also high on the agenda. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland met Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at Cotroceni Palace on Wednesday morning. Iohannis told Nuland he doesn’t know if her visit owes ...

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