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Senior official Neculaescu attends EaP COVID-19 pandemic meeting

Senior strategic affairs official with Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE) Dan Neculaescu participated on Thursday in a virtual ministerial meeting on the Eastern Partnership (EaP) that focused on EU support measures amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the current challenges in terms of misinformation.

Denouement in the Ukraine's Surrogate-Born Babies Saga

Authorities have allowed foreign parents into Ukraine to collect babies who were born to surrogate mothers and stranded in the eastern European country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ukraine's human rights ombudswoman, Lyudmila Denisova, said Wednesday that 31 couples had arrived and been united with their children.

EUROPAfest coming to Bucharest, Sibiu and Sinaia this July

This year's EUROPAfest festival will take place between July 16 - 25 in Bucharest, Sibiu and Sinaia, producer of international music events jmEvents announced in a release on Wednesday. "We are optimistic, and even if it will be an atypical edition, the music events will be at the same quality standards the public has already become accustomed to.

Proposed Romanian Defence Strategy Defines Russia as ‘Aggressive’

An official document outlining Romania's National Defence Strategy for the period from 2020 to 2024 that was signed by President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday cites Russia's "aggression" and its "violation of the rules of international law" as some of Bucharest's main security concerns.

Vast Wildfires in Siberia - Trump Offers his Help to Putin

Donald Trump offered to help his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to put out vast wildfires raging across Siberia, the Kremlin has revealed.

The US and Russian presidents spoke by phone at Washington's initiative in a move Mr Putin took as a sign that damaged ties can be restored, the Kremlin said.

MAE: Romania, Sweden hold consultations on political developments in Eastern Partnership states

Secretary of state for strategic affairs Dan Neculaescu on Thursday had bilateral consultations in videoconference system with Robert Rydberg, secretary of state with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, on which occasion the two sides exchanged opinions and assessments with respect to the status of the states of the Eastern Partnership, with an emphasis on the Republic of Moldova and Ukr

ForMin Aurescu, Ukrainian counterpart discuss minority rights, pandemic co-operation

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu had a telephone conversation on Thursday with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba to discuss the situation of national minorities in the neighboring country and co-operation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE), the discussion follows another conversation they had on March 25.

Airlines see strong demand amid reopening

Turkey plans to resume international flights to 40 countries gradually as of June 10, the transport and infrastructure minister said on June 4. 

The international flights from Turkey will carry passengers firstly to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Qatar, and Greece, Adil Karaismailoğlu said in a statement.

Moldova President Accused of Risking Soldiers’ Health in Moscow

Moldova's President has been criticised for sending soldiers to Moscow to join the Victory Day parade on June 24, despite the potential risks to their health in Russia - one of the worst affected countries in the world by COVID-19.

Moldova will send 75 soldiers to the Red Square parade, one of the largest number of soldiers ever used for such an event.

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