ForMin Aurescu welcomes US announcement on allocation of 1 bln US dollars for Three Seas Initiative

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu attended on Saturday, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, the round table on the Three Seas Initiative, on which occasion he welcomed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement on the allocation by the United States of one billion US dollars for investments in energy projects under the Three Seas Initiative, informs a press release of t

EU: Industrial production falls in 2019

The EU's industrial output in 2019 slipped 1.1 percent compared to previous year, the bloc's statistical office reported on Feb. 12.

Eurostat said the figure was also down 1.7 percent in Eurozone during the same period.

The eurozone/euro area or EA19 represents member states that use the single currency -- euro -- while the EU27 includes all member countries of the bloc.

Renewable Energy Accounted for 21% of the Total Energy Used for Heating and Cooling in the EU

In 2018, renewable energy accounted for 21% of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union (EU). This share has increased steadily since the beginning of the data collection in 2004, when the share was 12%. Increases in industry, services and households have all contributed to the growth in renewable energy used for heating and cooling.

European Commission: New EU Visa Rules

New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020. They make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration risks and threats to internal security.

Which non-EU countries do the new rules apply to?

Tennis: Simona Halep advances to Australian Open quarterfinals

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world number three, advanced on Monday in Melbourne to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open tournament, the first Grand Slam of the year, after defeating Belgian Elise Mertens, No. 16 seed, 6-4, 6- 4. Halep (28), number four seed, prevailed in one hour and 37 minutes against world number 17 (24 years), at the end of a hard-fought and high quality match.