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Cecilia Malmstrom: Swift action needed for WTO not to fall apart

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is in a difficult situation at the moment, and swift action is needed for this entity not to fall apart, Cecilia Malmstrom, European Commissioner for Trade told on Friday a joint press conference held at the Parliament Palace with the Minister for the Business Milieu, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Stefan-Radu Oprea.

#Romania2019.eu/Malmstrom: Should WTO collapse, there would be catastrophic consequences in economy

The World Trade Organization (WTO) needs to be reformed urgently and needs to be strengthened, because at present it is incapable of making decisions, European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday in Bucharest. The European representative warned that should the WTO collapse, there would be catastrophic consequences in the economy.

#Romania2019.eu/ Meeting of Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol, on 24, 25 February in Bucharest

The meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) on Europol is to take place on 24 and 25 February in Bucharest, in the context of the parliamentary dimension of the Romanian presidency of the European Union's Council.

#Romania2019.eu/TradeMin Oprea to chair informal meeting of Trade Ministers of EU member states, between 21-22 Feb

The Trade Ministers of the EU gather in Bucharest between 21 and 22 February, at the informal meeting that will be chaired by Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship Minister Stefan-Radu Oprea, in the context of Romania's Presidency at the EU Council.

Romania's Leaders Will Risk Everything to Stop Kovesi

He also told the European Parliament that it was not him that had revoked Kovesi but the President - which is only technically correct; he lacked the power to make that decision.

After Kovesi's candidacy drew much support throughout the EU, with France and Germany stating that they might pull their candidates from the race, the PSD stepped up its efforts.

#Romania2019.eu/ Timmermans: Commission committed to lifting CVM by end of its term

AGERPRES special correspondent Tudor Martalogu reports: The EU executive remains committed to the objective of lifting the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) for Romania by the end of the current European Commission's term, but if Bucharest has the ambition to do the same thing, there is a long way to go, and there are many steps to be taken, First Vice-President Frans Timmerm

ForMin Melescanu attends FAC meeting in Brussels that discusses political, security situation in Ukraine

Romania's Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu attended a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels on Monday that discussed current foreign policy affairs such as Ukraine, Syria, the Horn of Africa and Venezuela.

Ester Peony to represent Romania at Eurovision Song Contest 2019 performing 'On a Sunday'

Ester Peony will represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, performing "On a Sunday" as the winner of the national selection that took place in Bucharest on Sunday.

Opening the national selection show on Sunday evening was the Eurovision 2018 winner, Israeli Netta Barzilai. She performed "Toy", her 2018 winning act.

#Romania 2019.eu/Dancila: Romanian presidency of Council of EU concluded 43 legislative files since taking over

The Romanian presidency of the Council of EU already concluded 43 legislative files since taking over, among which a provisional agreement reached this week regarding the revision of the directive on natural gas, which will lead to the consolidation of energy security in the EU, PM Viorica Dancila said in the opening of the government meeting.