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PM Orban: Government's mission is to make school better for Romania's future

The Government's mission is to make school better for the future of Romania, and the government's actions must be focused on several major directions identified in the "Educated Romania" project, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban told the conference "Educated Romania - Public policies and Coordination of Funding Sources" organized on Wednesday by the Presidential Administration.

President Iohannis: All problems in education cannot be solved "overnight"

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that new approaches are needed in the selection and training of teachers, the transformation of school management, the reduction of inequity in schools, but he stressed that all the problems in education cannot be solved "overnight".

POST-REVOLUTION ROMANIA, 1990: Creation of the Democratic Agrarian Party of Romania (PDAR)

The Democratic Agrarian Party of Romania (PDAR) came into being on January 29, 1990 under ruling No. 22 of the Bucharest Municipal Court, as a center political formation with an agrarian doctrine, shows the volume ''Romania, date şi fapte.1989-2009''/Romania, Dates and Facts.1989-2009'' (published by the AGERPRES National News Agency, 2010).

Moldovan Village Echoes to Sound of Strauss

An 80-year old woman, her head covered by a black kerchief, and directs guests to the main road of the village, where little traditional cottages are scattered on both sides.


6.4% More Foreigners’ Visits to Bulgaria in December 2019

In December 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 673.4 thousand or by 8.6% more in comparison with December 2018. An increase in the trips with all observed purposes was registered: 'others' (including as guest and passing transit) - by 9.9%, 'professional' - by 8.0% and 'holiday and recreation' - by 7.3%.

ForMin Aurescu, US Ambassador discuss common priorities on bilaeral agenda in 2020

Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Tuesday welcomed US Ambassador in Bucharest Adrian Zuckerman, to concretely discuss the working plan on the common priorities of the Romanian-US bilateral agenda in 2020, including political dialogue, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.

Defense Minister in Portugal; sets steps for purchase of next five F-16 fighter jets

Minister of National Defense Nicolae Ciuca was in Portugal for a two-day official visit at the invitation of his counterpart, Joao Gomes Cravinho, to set the main steps for the strengthening of the Romanian Air Force F-16 multirole aircraft fleet by the purchase of the next five fighter jets, the Defence Ministry said in a release.

CultMin Gheorghiu on Romania's participating in Venice Biennale: Romania has a privileged place

Romania has a privileged place in terms of visibility at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), Romanian Culture Minister Bogdan Gheorghiu said on Tuesday. "Here, I have two arguments. One would be the visitor inflow, which is a huge one. For instance, last year over 600,000 people visited the Arts Biennale, and two years ago, almost 300,000 persons visited the Architecture Biennale.

Intense Traffic at the Border with Turkey

For another day, the traffic at the border checkpoints - Kapitan Andreevo and Lesovo, at the border with Turkey is very intense at the exit for trucks.

Border police added that this morning the border traffic with Greece at Kulata border checkpoint was also intense at the exit for trucks.

UPDATE Romania's end-2019 budget deficit at 4.6 pct of GDP

Romania closed 2019 with a budget deficit of 4.6 percent of GDP, above the authorities' November estimation, when the second budget adjustment was operated, Finance Minister Florin Citu announced on Tuesday. The only time with a wider budget gap was the crisis year of 2010, when the government ran a deficit of 6.5 percent of GDP. In 2018 the budget deficit was 2.88 percent of GDP.

Moldova Hits New Records in Wine Exports

Moldovan wine exports registered a record year in 2019, with nine per cent more sent abroad than in 2018, according to the National Bureau of Vine and Wine.

Both the volume of Moldovan wine exports and their value were at the highest level recorded since 2014.

Moldova exported 156,674 million litres of wine in 2019, compared to 12,607 million litres in 2018.

Three-month interbank offered rate rises to 3.18 ppa

Romania's three-month interbank offered rate ROBOR rose on Tuesday to 3.18 ppa, from 3.16 ppa, on Monday, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania (BNR). At the beginning of last year, the three-month ROBOR was 2.99 per year, and at the end of the year 2.18 pct. On the same day of 2019, the index stood at 2.20 per year.