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Marking the National Minorities Day of Romania represents "a proof of accepting and respecting the other - defined through a distinct ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic identity" and "a proof of the maturity of the Romanian society that understood that dialogue and good coexistence are the pillars of a durable democracy," a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) sent to AGERPRES
Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les on Tuesday had a meeting in Brussels with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, in which context he voiced Romania's support in strengthening the EU profile in the field of security and defence, on the coordinates of action complementarity and synergy with NATO.
In Bulgaria self-employed workers are about 352 thousand people. Only 30% of them are very happy with their work. This is shown by Eurostat data for 2017, reports Dnevnik.
This percentage is lower in only three other EU countries. In Romania, 19 per cent of self-employed are satisfied with their work, while in Cyprus and Portugal they are 28 per cent and 29 per cent respectively.
President Klaus Iohannis sent a letter on Tuesday to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, asking her to include on the agenda of the forthcoming Gov't sitting the topic of the protection of the rights and interests of Romanian citizens living in the United Kingdom.
The UK needs the European Union to have a huge success after Brexit, British Ambassador in Bucharest Andrew Noble said on Tuesday in the opening of a roundtable meeting on Romanian-British cooperation in the field of science and research.
AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: Romania is ready to exercise the presidency of the Council of the European Union, President Klaus Iohannis said Tuesday.
"We are ready and we will demonstrate that we can exercise a good presidency of the EU Council," President Iohannis said, at the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe.
A delegation headed by Minister for Romanians Abroad Natalia-Elena Intotero carried out in Dubai on Monday a series of talks with high dignitaries of the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), that were mainly aimed at the development of projects in the area of inter-cultural dialogue and preservation, affirmation of national identity.
Next year Bulgarian and Romanian fishermen in the Black Sea will be able to continue fishing at the same levels as in 2018.
The Council today adopted a regulation setting the 2019 catch limits for the commercially most important fish stocks in the Black Sea. The regulation affects Bulgaria and Romania.
Save Romania Union (USR) Chairman Dan Barna Monday called on the members of parliament to vote for the censure motion and send home this Gov't "that is destroying Romania and is also destroying PSD [Social Democratic Party, major at rule, ed.n.]."
Chairman of the the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, who attended on Sunday the meeting of the Social Democratic Party's (PSD) National Council (CN), voiced his belief that the main objective for the PD-ALDE coalition in view of exercising the Presidency of the EU Council, should be the promotion of one single-speed Union and a truly solidary one.
President Klaus Iohannis will attend the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe on Monday and Tuesday in Vienna.
On Monday, the head of state will participate in the official dinner offered by Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz, in honor of the delegations heads.
Former Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Saturday announced in Cluj that he and his supporters registered a new political party, the Liberty, Unity and Solidarity Party (PLUS), which will replace the Romania Together Movement (Miscarea Romania Impreuna).
President of UMDR's (Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania) Women Organisation on Saturday stated that among the eligible candidates of this party for the European Parliament there must be at least one woman.