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UN Security Council to convene after Russia seizes Ukrainian navy ships. Romanian Foreign Ministry expresses ‘deep concern’

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday after Russia seized three Ukrainian navy ships off the coast of Crimea, the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley wrote on Twitter. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), ...

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EP President Antonio Tajani before arriving to Bucharest: I launch an appeal to the countries blocking Romania’s access to Schengen

European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, says he is a friend of Romania, one day before arriving on a visit to Bucharest, speaks about joining the Schegen area and about the close relations our country has with Italy. In an interview ...

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Dunja Mijatović: Romania should improve protection of disabled, combat violence against women, safeguard press freedom and maintain the independence of the judiciary

“Romania needs to strengthen its institutional framework to better protect the rights of persons with disabilities, and should step up the efforts to combat violence against women,” said Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday, at ...

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Jerusalem Post: German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Romanian President Klaus Iohannis not to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem

In an effort to stop Romania’s government from relocating its embassy to Jerusalem, German chancellor Angela Merkel called Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis in April, urging him to stop Bucharest’s declared announcement to move its diplomatic building to Israel’s capital, jpost.com ...

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Scandal in Sweden: Nurses have obtained false diplomas of studies and practice in Romania and Poland

At least 27 Swedish nurses have obtained false certificates of studies and practice from Poland and Romania, a survey conducted by the Swedish public television journalists reads. According to TVR, most of the diplomas were obtained in Romania without having ...

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Finnish Gov’t ready to take over the EU Council presidency if Bucharest authorities ask for it. MAE says Romania is ready to take office

The Finnish Government has shown its readiness to take over EU Council presidency sooner if the Bucharest authorities ask for it, but the Romanian Government hasn’t expressed intention to postpone the takeover, according to the press in Helsinki. The Romanian ...

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The EP resolution on the rule of law in Romania, adopted in Strasbourg

The European Parliament has voted on Tuesday the resolution on the rule of law in Romania, following the debates held on this topic in February 2017, February and October this year. The resolution passed by 473 votes to 151 and ...

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Romania wins court case at Washington international arbitration tribunal in USD 450m dispute over Hidroelectrica contracts

Romania has won the lawsuit against Alpiq AG Switzerland at the international arbitration tribunal in Washington DC, as it rejected the financial claims to the Romanian state, of about USD 450 million, for denouncing the energy sales-purchase contracts of the ...

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