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President Iohannis, welcomed by Israeli counterpart Rivlin

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis was welcomed on Tuesday by his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, at the official residence of the President of the State of Israel, Beit HaNassi in Jerusalem, on the occasion of the former's visit in Israel. Reuven Rivlin thanked Klaus Iohannis for this visit. "It's my pleasure.

ForMin Aurescu: We are witnessing unprecedented increase in anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial

Romania is making significant efforts to become a true regional model in terms of taking responsibility for its past and promoting the Holocaust remembrance, Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said at a ministerial meeting in Brussels on Sunday of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) organised by the Luxembourg presidency of the organisation.

PSD' Ciolacu says he'll sign PES activists Romania's petion on minimum European salary

PSD's (Social Democratic Party) interim leader Marcel Ciolacu announced on Saturday that he will sign the petition launched by PES activists Romania on a European minimum salary and proposed that Social Democrats also join this initiative. "I know that PSD needs to become active again at European level. We have to take responsibility for what we did wrong and work together.

Moldova Faces ‘Existential’ Population Crisis

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe.

See also: Bye-Bye, Balkans: A Region in Critical Demographic Decline

Romania Probes Mayor for Demanding Checks on Roma Parents

The National Council Against Discrimination, a state watchdog, said on Tuesday that it is investigating Dorin Florea, the mayor of the northern city of Targu Mures, after he called for Roma parents to have their income and education checked before they have a child.

Time for Policy Change on Western Balkans Emigration

See also: Brain Drain: Will the Last Doctor in Kosovo Turn Out the Lights?

The National Medical Council of Serbia annually issues around 800 certificates needed by doctors when applying for jobs abroad. In Kosovo and Bosnia, national medical workers' associations report that hundreds of highly qualified doctors leave each year.

Danca: Gov't adopts OUG on fiscal-budget measures

Prime Minister's Chancellery head Ionel Danca said on Monday that the Government adopted the emergency ordinance (OUG) on some fiscal-budget measures, providing locking in the benefits for dignitaries and the suspension of the provisions in the administrative code regarding the special pensions for locally elected until 1 January 2021.

Timeline: A Year of Democracy in Central and Southeast Europe


January 11 - Romania begins a six-month EU Council presidency amid anti-government protests at home and calls from EU leaders to respect the rule of law.

January 17 - Human Rights Watch's World Report 2019 highlights threats to journalists and minority and immigrants' rights as key problems in the Balkans.

11-month budget deficit widens to 3.56 pct of GDP

Romania's 11-month general consolidated budget deficit rose to 3.56 pct of GDP from 2.8 pct at the end of October, shows data released on Monday by the Public Finance Ministry. The January - November 2019 budget execution ended with a deficit of 37.05 billion lei, compared to 28.83 billion lei for the first 10 months of the year.

Israel's Ambassador: Xenophobia, anti-Semitism exist; we must remove this darkness

Bucharest, Dec 23 /Agerpres/ - Israel's Ambassador, David Saranga, said on Monday that efforts must be made to remove xenophobia and anti-Semitism, attitudes he called "darkness". The diplomat spoke at an event organized at his residence, which celebrated the lighting of the second candle of Hanukkah. Hanukkah, the feast of lights, is the feast in which we are removing the darkness.