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Timmermans, Verhofstadt endorse Kovesi for the European chief prosecutor position

First vice-president of the European Committee, Frans Timmermans, has asked on Monday evening the continuation of the anti-corruption efforts in Romania, while praising Laura Codruta Kovesi’s activity and efforts in fighting corruption. The former head of the National Anti-corruption Directorate ...

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Kovesi case: German MP Gunther Krichbaum urges EC Vice-president Timmermans to activate Article 7 for Romania

Gunther Krichbaum, chairman of the European Affairs Committee with the German Bundestag, has sent a letter to European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans on Thursday, in which he criticized the Romanian Government for investigating former DNA chief prosecutor Laurea Codruta Kovesi ...

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President Iohannis to attend the International Security Conference in Munich

President Klaus Iohannis will attend as guest of honour the 55th edition of the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany on Saturday. The Romanian head of state will open the debates as the high representative of the state that is ...

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Romania recognizes Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela

President Klaus Iohannis, as the head of Romania’s foreign policy decisions and as Romania’s foreign representative, has decided to recognize Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela, the Presidential Administration informs on Friday. “The decision of the President of Romania ...

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FM Melescanu reacts to Russia’s request that the US should destroy system in Deveselu. Ambassador Kuzmin says Moscow has no aggressive intentions on Romania

Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said the anti-missile base in Deveselu is purely defensive and would not create problems to Russia, digi24.ro reports. The reaction comes as Russia’s Defence Ministry said that the United States should destroy the MK-41 anti-missile ...

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Russia withdraws from INF treaty, after US move

Moscow has vowed to restart the development of medium-range nuclear missiles as it mirrors Washington’s decision to withdraw from the 1987 arms control agreement. The split has the potential to incite a new arms race. Russia will withdraw from the ...

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US announces withdrawal from INF missile treaty

The US has begun its withdrawal from the INF Treaty with Russia. The White House announced Friday it was withdrawing from a landmark Cold War-era missile treaty with Russia effective Saturday, raising the specter of a dangerous and costly arms ...

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PM Dancila: Romania remains a reliable partner of NATO

Romania wants the European Union enhance its capacity to respond security challenges, but as a NATO partner, Romanian PM Viorica Dancila said on Wednesday at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. „The European Union’s action on security must be complementary to the ...

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European Parliament votes draft bill providing that Member states jeopardising the rule of law will risk losing EU funds

Governments interfering with courts or failing to tackle fraud and corruption will risk suspension of EU funds, according to a draft law endorsed by MEPs on Thursday. The Plenary endorsed the rules by 397 votes to 158, with 69 abstentions. ...

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