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Parliament repeats vote on referendum bill, repeals recommendations to President Iohannis

Parliament on Wednesday repeated a vote on a bill concerning President Klaus Iohannis' request for a national consultative referendum on issues of national concern, eliminating some initial recommendations to the head of state. There were 218 yeas, 11 nays and three abstentions for the new text of the bill.

Cocaine Smugglers Follow Well-Trodden Balkan Heroin Trail

A stricken boat and a huge haul of cocaine in Romania have thrown a spotlight on how drug traffickers are increasingly ferrying cocaine into Europe along a Balkan path used for years by heroin smugglers.

Importance of preserving independence of justice, addressed by President Iohannis and Germans Grutters, Fabritius

President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday welcomed at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace Minister of State Monika Grutters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and the German Federal Gov't chargé for German-born immigrants and national minorities Bernd Fabritius, context in which the importance of preserving the independence of justice in a democratic system, compatible with the

PM Dancila attends opening of business and trade forum on sidelines of 16+1 Dubrovnik Summit

Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Friday participated in the opening of a business and trade forum in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on the side-lines of a summit of the heads of government of the Central and Eastern Europe - China 16 + 1 co-operation format, where a website of the 16+1 SME management co-ordination mechanism managed by Croatia was inaugurated.

President Iohannis: April 8 will be a true celebration day when Roma empowerment yields expected fruits

President Klaus Iohannis sent a message on Monday on the occasion of the International Roma Day and of Romania marking Roma Ethnics Day, pointing out that this will be a true celebration day "when the economic, social and cultural empowerment of the Roma will yield the expected fruits." "On the occasion of Roma Ethnics Day, I give my salute to the members of the Roma community in our country.

Tsipras, Rama discuss Albania’s EU course, seizure of Greek properties in Himara

Less than a week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned Albania that Tirana's moves to seize seaside properties of members of the Greek minority in the city of Himara will hinder Tirana's EU course, Tsipras discussed the issue in a telephone conversation with his Albanian counterpart, Edi Rama, today.

Lack of Bulgarian and Romanian Migrants Could Lead to Shortage of British Asparagus

For nearly 100 years, Chris Chin's family has cultivated asparagus in the West of England. This year, he fears that uncertainty about the UK's exit from the EU will scare Eastern European workers away, causing asparagus to remain unharvested, reports Reuters citing the Bulgarian newspaper Dnevnik.

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