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All eyes on Eurovision Grand Final in Israel

Katerine Duska of Greece performs during a dress rehearsal ahead of the 64th Grand Final of 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. Duska, who is a Greek-Canadian singer/ songwriter, will take part in the Eurovision Saturday with Greece's song "Better Love," along with another 25 acts representing as many countries.

The Performance of the Participants in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Begins

The official presentation of the Eurovision participants begins, reported NOVA TV. 

The European Song Contest this year is being held in Tel Aviv. Representatives of 41 countries are participating. Bulgaria is not represented. The competition will take place under strengthened security measures.

About 8,000 Israeli police officers will be stationed in Tel Aviv.

In Jerusalem, Romania's minister Intotero discusses developing bilateral co-operation with local administration

AGERPRES special correspondent Catalina Matei reports: Developing co-operation between the Romanian and Israeli nations was the main topic of discussion held in Jerusalem on Tuesday as part of a visit by the Minister for Romanians Abroad, Natalia Intotero, along with an official retinue, at the Jerusalem City Hall.

PM Dancila: I hold on to my viewpoint as to moving the embassy in Israel, but we will not have a stance against EU

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila declared that she maintains her stance regarding the move of the Romanian Embassy to Jerusalem, adding that such a solution is not one against the European Union. "Everyone's opinion must be justified. I believe that we have done what is right, and that Romania must have its own point of view to be respected.

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