PM Ponta: Romania and Republic of Moldova must become energy independent

Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Tuesday, on the Tuzla Airdrome, after having visited the Ocean Endeavour rig whereby ExxonMobil and Petrom are carrying out gas exploration drills in the Romanian Black Sea deepwater, that "in three to four years" Romania and Moldova must be as little as possible dependent on gas imports.


*The joint National Political Bureau of the ACL Christian Liberal Alliance of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) on Monday designated PNL's national leader Klaus Iohannis ACL's presidential candidate.

President Basescu about Moldova: We see a ten-year effort fulfil

The signing of the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agreement represents the fulfillment of an effort that took us ten years, Romanian President Traian Basescu on Friday stated in Brussels, where he participates in the meeting of the European Council, at the level of heads of state or government.

He spoke about the huge efforts made by the government in Chisinau.

Corlatean congratulates Chisinau authorities for progress made in the European integration process

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Titus Corlatean, on Tuesday received the parliamentary delegation of the Republic of Moldova that participated in the last couple of days in Bucharest in the 4th meeting of the Joint Romanian-Moldovan Parliamentary Committee for European Integration, occasion on which he congratulated the authorities in Chisinau for their progress made in the European

Romanian, U.S. lawmakers sign common declaration on Ukraine

The presidents of the US Congress Group of Friendship with Romania (the Congressional Romania Caucus) and the Pro-America Group of the Romanian Parliament adopted on Tuesday a common declaration welcoming the presidential election in Ukraine and strongly disapproving the aggression of the Russian Federation against this country by the annexation of Crimea and the destabilization of southern and

Russian Train Collision Death Toll Climbs to 6

The death toll from Tuesday's train collision near Moscow has climbed to 6, while 25 people remain in hospital.

A freight train derailed and collided into a passenger train between Naro-Fominsk and Bekasovo, on the Kiev-bound railway, around 1 pm Moscow time Tuesday. Most of the victims were citizens of Moldova, RIA Novosti revealed. Among the injured were 3 children.