ForMin Aurescu pleads for increased presence of Romanian experts in leadership positions at the OSCE

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu on Monday had a meeting in Vienna with the Secretary General of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Thomas Greminger, in which context he pleaded for an increased presence of the Romanian experts in leadership positions at the OSCE, informs a release sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) to AGERPRES.

ForMin Aurescu: Romania, committed to implement MoU with the U.S. on cooperating in civil nuclear energy

Romania is fully committed in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Concerning Strategic Civil Nuclear Cooperation (NCMOU), signed in September 2019, Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu said at the meeting with United States Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.

Kosovo Finds Asian Ally in Land of Rising Sun

Japan has since announced that its ambassador-designate to Kosovo in 2019 will be its former ambassador to Mozambique from 2014-17, Akira Mizutani. Based in Vienna, he serves also as Ambassador to Austria. Mizutani has served in Japan's foreign ministry for decades, in embassies such as Turkey, Germany and Pakistan.

Oil prices up with hopes of deeper OPEC production cuts

Crude oil prices were up on Feb. 5 as the global oil market and investors hope that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would make deeper cuts in crude production to support low prices.

The international benchmark Brent crude was trading at $54.20 per barrel at 0723 GMT for a 0.7 percent increase after closing on Feb. 4 at $53.81 a barrel.

Officially! Lauda Launches Flights from Burgas in March

The low cost airline Lauda launches flights from Burgas to Vienna in March. The first flight is on March 31st this year. There will be flights twice a week, according to Fraport, a Burgas airport operator.

Up to now, six new destinations have been requested - the three cities Lviv, Kharkiv and Vinnytsia in Ukraine, Rostov in Russia and Szczecin and Lublin in Poland.

Fmr Chamber Speaker Valeriu Zgonea, convicted to 3 years in prison for influence peddling

Former Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Valeriu Zgonea was convicted on Monday by the Bucharest Tribunal to three years imprisonment for the crime of influence peddling, in a case in which he stood accused by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) of intervening to appoint the daughter of a local social-democrat councilor in Buzau to an important public position.

December 1989 Revolution, emerging as main theme of Timisoara 2021 - European Capital of Culture

The December 1989 Revolution is emerging as the main theme of Timisoara 2021- European Capital of Culture (ECC), especially for foreign tourists, while the Timisoara 2021 ECC Association also wants the expansion of the extra-seasonal must see events to attract tourists throughout the entire year, Simion Giurca, Timisoara 2021 ECC Association tourist consultant said on Friday.

Melescanu, on December '89 events: I saw in foreign press about clashes between army and protesters

The President of the Senate, Teodor Melescanu, said on Wednesday that in December 1989, when he was in Vienna, he did not receive any information from the country regarding the events in Timisoara and mentioned that he saw in the foreign press that clashes were taking place between the army and the protestors, resulting in loss of human lives. "At the end of the meeting [ed.n.