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Romania Arrests Iranian Ex-Judge Who Jailed Journalists

Fugitive former judge Gholamreza Mansouri has been arrested in Romania over corruption charges pressed by Tehran, which is seeking his extradition, media reported.

Press freedom activists are demanding meanwhile that Mansouri be tried in Bucharest for allegedly ordering the arrest and torture of at least 20 journalists.

Romanian Naval Forces release command of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2

The Romanian Naval Forces have released, on Monday, command of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2), informs, on Tuesday, a press release sent by the Naval Forces General Staff. According to the quoted source, the event took place, as a first, through videoconference, as a preventive measure in the international epidemiological context given by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strategic Partnership with US provides sustainable guarantee for national security and prosperity

The Strategic Partnership with the USA offers a lasting guarantee for national security and prosperity, along with membership in NATO and the European Union, Prime minister Ludovic Orban said on Sunday in a message addressed on the occasion of the 140th anniversary years of diplomatic relations between Romania and the United States of America. "Today [ed.n.

POST-REVOLUTION ROMANIA, 1990: Mineriad of 13-15 June

The violent events of 13-15 June 1990 remained known in post-communist memory as "Mineriad of 13-15 June 1990" and refer to the repression, by law enforcement forces, with the help of miners, of protest rallies in the University Square of that period.

Romanian Warning About Russian ‘Security Threat’ Riles Kremlin

Russia's Foreign Ministry has accused Romania of serving third parties' interests in seeking confrontation with Moscow at the expense of its own interest.

The spat erupted after Romania's proposed 2020-2024 National Defence Strategy defined Moscow as an "aggressive" threat.

PM Orban: If Parliament rejects state of alert, risk of new epidemic wave very high

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said that if Parliament rejects the state of alert, the risk of a new epidemic wave will be "very high", because the authorities "will be deprived of the tools, the legal, constitutional levers they need in order to ensure compliance with the rules." "I am convinced that the representatives of the citizens in the Romanian Parliament will think about this more.

Bulgaria's Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova: We Focus on Bulgarian Tourists and Those from Neighbouring Countries

Bulgaria's Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova has discussed in telephone and online conversations the way out of the crisis situation with representatives of institutions and businesses from Romania, Greece, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Israel and other countries.  My partners confirm that the prospects for Bulgaria as a tourist destination are optimistic be

Iohannis: "University Square" represents a testament we should cherish and respect

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Thursday that "University Square" represents a "testament that we must cherish and respect." "Today, 30 years since those bloody events, Romania is a rule of law, with a consolidated democracy, profoundly attached to the European and democratic values, and the civil society is categorically stronger and more consolidated.

Fugitive Moldovan Oligarch Sues State Dept Over US Ban

The fugitive Moldovan tycoon Vladimir Plahotniuc, who is now in the US, has filed a lawsuit against the US State Department and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after being banned from the US on January 13 "due to his involvement in significant corruption".

Orban: Gov't will increase pensions by as much as possible from economic reality viewpoint

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated, on Wednesday, in Galati, that the Government will increase the pensions "by as much as possible, depending on the economic realities," on the basis of "serious analysis, data and prognoses". "We work on analyses, on data, on serious prognoses, on impact studies and so forth.