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Austria’s ambassador in Bucharest presents priorities of the Austrian Presidency of EU Council. FM Melescanu: You can count on Romania

Under the motto „A Europe that protects”, Austria has assumed its third presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2018. In a press conference in Bucharest on Monday, the Austrian ambassador to Romania, Isabel Rauscher and ...

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New York Times: Romania Weakens Abuse-of-Office Laws in Just 3 Days

The Romanian Parliament approved changes to the criminal code in unusually swift fashion this week, overhauling abuse-of-power legislation that critics say will have damaging and long-lasting effects on the rule of law in the country, a New York Times comment ...

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Provocative move? Russian President Putin names regiments after Ukrainian cities, Warsaw, Berlin, and Romania’s Transylvania region

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named several military units after cities or other places in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Germany, and Romania, a step that may be seen as provocative by people in those countries, Radio Free Europe reports. The decrees ...

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Visit of Israeli PM Netanyahu in Romania, postponed

Israel’s Embassy in Bucharest has confirmed that PM Benjamin Netanyahu has postponed visit to Romania due to other commitments. The visit had been scheduled for August, while the delay comes amid debates on the relocation of Romania’s embassy from Tel ...

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European Commission: Better protection for 120 million holidaymakers this summer

As of Sunday, July 1, travellers booking package holidays enjoy stronger consumer rights, the new European Union rules read. Not only will traditional package holidays be covered, the new rules will also protect consumers who book other forms of combined ...

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Romanian President on relation with U.S.: ‘We are not so pessimistic’

Romanian President Klaus Ioahnnis has stated in Brussels on Friday that he is not that pessimistic about the relation with the United States of America, as Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council is, saying he has lobbied for ...

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Hungarian FM, Peter Szijjarto, accuses Romania of endangering energy security in the region

Hungarian Foreign Minister, Peter Szijjarto, has accused Romania of violating international commitments regarding the interconnection of gas pipelines and of ensuring the reversibility of gas flows. Moreover, Peter Szijjarto said the time has come to exert increased international pressure on ...

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Second Romanian gets final sentence to death in Malaysia

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MAE) has announced on Wednesday that the appeal was tried against a second Romanian in Malaysia accused of drug trafficking, the federal court confirming the capital punishment by a final decision. “The Ministry of Foreign ...

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Victory of pro-European candidate for the Chisinau mayor seat, invalidated by court

Chisinau court has invalidated the local by-elections held for the Chisinau City Hall on June 3 that brought victory to the pro-European candidate Andrei Nastase. Nastase, running on behalf of the „Dignity and Truty Platform” Party, has obtained 52.08% of ...

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