Itar Tass

President-Elect: Romania Needs Deep Change

Romania's President-elect Klaus Iohannis has argued that the country is in need of deep change.

Speaking at his first press conference after Sunday's presidential runoff, Iohannis said that voters had made it clear that the country was in need of thorough change.

He claimed that the election results were a signal to him and to the political class.

EU May File WTO Complaint over Russia's Food Embargo

The EU may file legal action the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the Russian food embargo, according to EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht.

De Gucht said in an interview for German newspaper Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung that the complaint was being prepared and it could be filed in mid-September, adding that no final decision had been made on the step.

Russia bans cattle imports from Romania over mad cow disease outbreak

Russia's federal veterinary and phytosanitary control authority (Rosselkhoznadzor) has banned imports of bovine cattle, beef and by-products from Romania over an outbreak of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, the Russian ITAR-TASS reads.