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Klaus Iohannis validated as Romania’s President by the Constitutional Court

President-elect Klaus Iohannis was validated on Friday for the Romania’s president office in a solemn session of the Constitutional Court. Iohannis stated that he got a very strong vote on November 16 that he clearly understood.“It was a very clear ...

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A quarter century since the fall of communism, marked in Bucharest

Seventeen former presidents, premiers, Parliament speakers, ex-president of European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering, Princess Margareta and Prince Radu attended on Thursday at the Romanian Senate the international conference celebrating 25 years since the fall of communist regimes in Europa. The event ...

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In rem prosecution over presidential elections in Diaspora

The Public Prosecutor’s Office instituted in rem criminal proceedings over Diaspora voting’ s irregularities. In-rem prosecution relates on a certain action rather than a person. “Investigation is underway, authorities are to be questioned regarding preventing citizens from voting, which is ...

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Iohannis, declared winner of the poll. President validation ceremony takes place on Friday

Chancellor Angela Merkel has again congratulated Iohannis, this time over phone. The Central Electoral Office (BEC) has completed the centralization protocol of the presidential runoff votes, according to which Klaus Iohannis is declared the winner of the poll, the document ...

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Krichbaum asks again EC to push on a probe into Romanian Diaspora vote

The row on Diaspora vote is far away from ending. Resignations of two foreign ministers over this issue did not convince either officials or simple citizens. Gunther Krichbaum, President of the Commission for European Affairs at the Bundestag took again ...

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PSD spokesperson’s statement on Iohannis having no children, ruled as discriminating

The National Council for Combating Discrimination ruled Wednesday that PSD spokesperson Gabriela Firea’s statement on families without children targeting on Klaus Iohannis is discriminating and defies the right for dignity. The Council itself publicly condemned such stances and gave Firea ...

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French President Hollande invites Klaus Iohannis to Paris

France’s President Francois Hollande congratulated Klaus Iohannis for winning presidential elections. Iohannis met French ambassador in Bucharest, Francois Saint-Paul on Wednesday morning and the diplomat gave the Romanian President-elect a congratulations letter signed by Hollande. “I am happy to convey ...

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Csilla Hegedus, the new Culture minister

President Traian Basescu signed the decree appointing Csilla Hegedus as the new minister of Culture, replacing UDMR leader Kelemen Hunor, who resigned from office this summer as a protest against PSD opposition to one the Hungarian Union’s drafts. As the ...

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Deutsch President and Chancellor Merkel congratulate Iohannis

Gauck: “We will support Romania in strengthening the rule of law”. Merkel: “We will deepen bilateral relations”. German President Joachim Gauck congratulated the new President of Romania Klaus Iohannis for his victory in Sunday’s presidential elections and has assured him ...

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