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PM Viorica Dancila, phone talks with US Vice-President Mike Pence, who might visit Romania in first half of 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has had a phone talk with US Vice-President Mike Pence and had invited him to pay a visit to Romania. The Government informs that “Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has had on February 28, 2019 a phone ...

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Parliament sacks Permanent Electoral Authority director for intention to check PSD’s state subsidies

The Parliament leadership has dismissed the director general of the control department of political parties’ financing, Toma-Bogdan Costreie on Thursday. He was the one in charge of the inquiry over how  ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) has spend public money. ...

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PSD and PNL neck and neck in polls, IMAS survey says

An IMAS survey, conducted upon the request of Europa FM radio private broadcaster, reveals the voting intentions for the elections in May for European Parliament. The question is about ‘whom would you vote for if elections take place next Sunday?’ ...

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Ten foreign ministers, including Romania, sign statement condemning Russian aggression in Ukraine

Ten European foreign ministers, among them Romanian head of diplomacy Teodor Melescanu, have signed a joint statement condemning the illegal annexation of Crimea, ‘The Guardian’ informs. “Five years ago, Russia gravely challenged the idea of a peaceful and free Europe. ...

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EC Country report: Romania – increased risk in financial sector, criticism of amendments to the laws of justice

The European Commission criticizes the amendments brought to the laws of justice, arguing that they have undermined the independence of judges and prosecutors. The decisions made lately in the economic sector are also criticized in the Country Report on Romania ...

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Reactions after the EP committees vote in favour of candidate Kovesi. Liviu Dragnea: ‘I don’t speak English’…

Former National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi (photo) has received most votes in the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament on Wednesday, one day after winning also the confidence of the CONT Committee. Domestic reactions were not ...

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Foodwatch demands end of Romania’s EU-presidency partnership with Coca-Cola

The non-governmental organization foodwatch criticizes the partnership between the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Coca-Cola. In an open letter foodwatch called on the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the Romanian Prime Minister ...

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