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New Head of EC Representation: I see the new role as an opportunity to be part of Romania's present and future

The new Head of the European Commission (EC) Representation in Bucharest, Ramona Chiriac, states, when taking office, that this position represents for her "an opportunity to be part of Romania's present and future". "For me, it is an honor to represent the European Union in Romania, after almost 10 years I represented Romania and the Romanians in Germany, in different mandates.

250 Years from The Birth of Beethoven

250 years ago this month, Ludwig van Beethoven was born. Although the exact date of his birth is not known with complete certainty, it is generally assumed to be 16 December 1770. According to Wikipedia: "There is no authentic record of the date of his birth; however, the registry of his baptism, in the Catholic Parish of St.

ForMin Aurescu: Exercise of MAE powers relates to contracts already concluded by workers

The exercise of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE)' powers relates to the application of employment contracts already concluded by Romanians who go to work abroad, said on Monday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, at the hearing by the Senate Committees for European affairs, for foreign policy and for work, family and social protection.

Bloomberg:Fugitive Gambling Tycoon Fights for his Vast Treasure Trove

Public quarrels between politicians and rich businessmen over alleged links to organized crime are hardly new, especially in a country ranked among the most corrupt in Europe, Bloomberg reported.
The case of Vasil Bozhkov in Bulgaria, though, has captured the national imagination because it cuts to the heart of the Balkan country's heritage.