Crown Custodian Margareta: 2020, a trying year for humanity, yet we must not lose hope

The Crown Custodian, Her Majesty Margareta, sent out a message on Christmas Eve, as tradition is, in which she shows that this year was a difficult year for all humanity, due to the pandemic, which highlighted "global deficiencies", yet asked the people to not lose hope. "2020 was a trying year for all humanity, because of the pandemic, where all the countries in the world were hit hard.

President Iohannis sends message of support to Moldova's Maia Sandu, alongside six other European leaders

The presidents of Romania, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia have issued a joint statement in support of Moldova's elected president, Maia Sandu, to be sworn in on Thursday. "We, the Presidents of Romania, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia, congratulate Ms Maia Sandu on her inauguration as President of the Republic of Moldova.

Ministry of Development inks 60 financing contracts with Republic of Moldova, worth EUR 58.7 M

Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration (MLPDA) on Wednesday announced it has inked 60 financing contracts with the Republic of Moldova, worth over EUR 58.7 million, within a bilateral programme on the two countries' border region.

CNSU updates high epidemiological risk areas; quarantine imposed on people arriving from these areas

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) on Thursday updated the list of countries / areas / territories of high epidemiological risk in the case of which the quarantine measure is instituted on the persons arriving to Romania.

MAE: Romania reiterates concern on undemocratic and non-transparent decisions adopted in Moldovan Parliament on Wednesday

Romania reiterates its concern about the "undemocratic and non-transparent decisions" adopted in the Republic of Moldova's Parliament on Wednesday, "without respecting the parliamentary norms in force, without adequate public consultation, without taking into account the principles of the rule of law," a Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) release informs.

Tax Council head Daniel Daianu: GDP to return to pre-pandemic levels in early 2022

The return of GDP to pre-pandemic levels will happen in early 2022, just like almost everywhere in the European Union, Chairman of the Tax Council Daniel Daianu told the regional video conference ZF BRD Budget 2021 today, stressing that he is "almost certain that next year will see economic growth." "It is almost certain that there will be economic growth next year.

PSD appeals for respecting Constitution in Republic of Moldova

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) is making a firm appeal for the Constitution in the Republic of Moldova to be respected and will act at European level for this state to return to the path of democratic reforms, believing that, through the promulgation of the law regarding the subordination of the Information and Security Service, the still-incumbent President, Igor Dodon, is abusing his power

700-year-old chapel in Istanbul’s historical peninsula used as tire storage

A historical chapel, believed to be 700 years old, has been found in the backyard of a tire shop in Istanbul's Fatih district.

The chapel, a significant part of which is still intact but deplorable due to neglect, is used by a shopkeeper to preserve hundreds of old tires.