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President Iohannis, Culture minister, ambassadors open Bookfest 2018

The 2018 edition of the  Bookfest international book salon has kicked off on Wednesday, with President Klaus Iohannis, Culture minister George Ivascu and the US, Germany and Israel ambassadors attending the opening ceremony. The United States of America will be ...

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Ex-president Basescu announces his exit from politics after he ends senator term

Former president Traian Basescu has announced at B1TV private broadcaster on Thursday night that he will exit from politics after he ends his current senator mandate. Currently leading People Movement Party (PMP), Basescu also proposed the Opposition parties to seal ...

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Exclusive – British storyteller John Row: Colibita is a hidden gem

Aka the ‘white haired, white bearded stranger’, as if descending from a wizard tale, British JOHN ROW, writer, poet, storyteller, has kindly granted us an interview, talking about the importance of storytelling and its impact on children or inmates, about ...

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Kazuo Ishiguro wins the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

Japanese-born British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy praised him as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of ...

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Unusual protest in Bucharest asking for the Education minister’s resignation

Bucharesters are protesting downtown in Victoriei Square on Tuesday, asking for the Education minister, Liviu Pop, to resign. Protesters brought books to “symbolically” give them to the minister amid the scandal of the schoolbooks shortage and following the minister’s repeated ...

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The Romanian President: incomes from wage up, the ones from rents down

The Presidential Administration has released on Saturday the latest wealth statement of president Klaus Iohannis, which shows that the president’s salary incomes have increased, while the incomes from rents have decreased threefold. The head of state has less money in ...

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The Swedish guests coming to Bookfest this year

Sweden, the honorary guest country at Bookfest this year (May 24-28), has one of the most successful book markets in the world. The Sweden fiction ranks in the top ten of the most translated languages in the world, with the ...

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Ex-senator media tycoon Dan Voiculescu stays in prison, final ruling

The Bucharest Tribunal on Tuesday dismissed ex-senator Dan Voiculescu’s appeal for release on parole. The former media tycoon is serving a ten year-sentence in prison for the ICA file at Jilava Penitentiary. The tribunal’s ruling is final and dismissed Voiculescu’s ...

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