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Head of the Romanian diplomacy Teodor Melescanu will participate on Monday in the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (CAE) to be held in Luxembourg, where the EU member states' Foreign ministers will have a joint working session with the Ministers of Defence, on which occasion they will assess the stage of progress in security and defence.
Former Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos says snap elections "are the only way to re-legitimize the political class," adding that Dancila Government must go away because "it is incompetent and a disgrace for Romanian professionals."
Social Democrat Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea, "after the second conviction, should purely disappear from Romania's public life," President Klaus Iohannis said in Sibiu on Saturday.
The Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) hails the UN General Assembly's resolution on the withdrawal of foreign military forces from the territory of the Republic of Moldova, reads a message on MAE's Twitter account.
President Klaus Iohannis announced a new candidacy for President, while in Sibiu on Saturday.
"I have made an important decision, and I want to communicate it now, on this beautiful morning. I am firmly determined to run for a new mandate as Romania's President," Klaus Iohannis said.
The National Executive Committee (CExN) of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) decided on Friday's meeting to continue support for the party's national leader Liviu Dragnea in all the political positions he is holding: national leader and speaker of the Chamber of Deputies.
Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu and his counterpart from Cape Verde Luis Filipe Tava, on a visit to Bucharest, have agreed on a series of measures aimed at restarting the political and diplomatic cooperation between the two countries.
The Judge Section of the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM) has said that recent statements by political leaders are likely to affect the independence and credibility of the judiciary.
Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici, as Romania's Governor with the European Investment Bank (EIB), was appointed chairman of the Board of Governors of the EIB, under a decision taken at the annual meeting held in Luxembourg on Friday, according to Romania's Finance Ministry.
Romania is doing well on average, but regional and social discrepancies are not yet healed and this is because of the public sectors inability to implement policies carrying opportunities for everyone, WB country manager for Romania and Hungary Tatiana Proskuryakova told a conference organized by the institution this Friday.
European instruments do not sufficiently support local authorities and SMEs, and the representatives of the member states participating in the Brussels decision-making process must listen more to the voice of the local public authorities, Minister Delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu told a Friday's specialist conference.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, also Executive President of the Social Democratic Party (PSD, main at rule, ed.
The AGERPRES National News Agency presented on Thursday the 'Romania: Evolution' photo exhibition, within the EMAN international conference, which takes place between 21-22 June at the Danubius University of Galati.
Romania's Supreme Court sentenced ruling Social Democrat Party leader Liviu Dragnea to three years and six months in jail for abuse of office in a case related to two fictive child protection agency employees who, in fact, worked for the local political party branch.
Thursday's sentence may be appealed.