Latest News from Romania

ForMin Melescanu, at CAE meeting in Luxembourg; stage of progress in files on security and defence on ministers' agenda

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.

PSD's leading body decides to continue support for embattled national party leader

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 FinMin Teodorovici, appointed one-year chairman of EIB Board of Governors

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.

Minister Delegate Negrescu: Brussels must listen more to voice of local public authorities

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.

Returning Terrorists Threaten Balkan Security, Europol Says

Europol's latest report on the terrorist threat in the EU says one of main threats to the countries of the Western Balkans is the return home of foreign terrorist fighters, FTFs.

Romania Party Chief Gets Second Graft Sentence

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.