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Forged travel document workshop dismantled in Piraeus

Police on Thursday discovered a workshop for forging travel documents in a home in Piraeus and arrested a 52-year-old man.

Authorities were led to the workshop by the suspect, a Bulgarian national, who was detained in central Athens after he was found in possession of a shoe box containing passports and passport photos of people.

President Iohannis calls excellent Romanian EU Council presidency

Romania's presidency of EU Council was excellent, as the number of successfully closed files was very high, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday before a European Council meeting in Brussels. "The results we have achieved are excellent. Meanwhile, everyone has realised that.

ForMin Melescanu, Qatari Deputy PM Al Thani discuss co-operation, Gulf area

Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu on Thursday welcomed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani to discuss opportunities for developing relations but also the situation in the Gulf area, including a recent attack on tankers.

Romania-Qatar bilateral relationship addressed by Prime Minister Dancila, Deputy PM Al-Thani

The stage of the Romania-Qatar bilateral relationship was one of the topics addressed on Thursday by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Qatar, on a visit to Romania, a release by the gov't sent to AGERPRES informed.

Wide Variation of Consumption Per Capita Across EU Member States

Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Based on first preliminary estimates for 2018, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 56% to 132% of the European Union (EU) average across the Member States.

Romanian Ex-PM To Lead EU’s Third-Largest Political Group

Former Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos was elected on Wednesday as leader of Renew Europe, the new central-liberal political grouping in the European Parliament launched by French President Emanuel Macron.

Egypt's President welcomed at Cotroceni Palace with military honors

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed on Wednesday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is on an official visit to Romania. Egypt's head of state was welcomed with a military ceremony.

Bulgaria Ranks on one of the Last Places for Innovations in EU

Bulgaria and Romania are the two countries in the European Union, defined as "modest innovators," a report by the European Commission showed. According to it, Bulgaria has improved its achievements compared to the previous seven years. A sharp decline has been observed from 2011 to 2012, and an improvement has begun.

Censure motion/ PM Dancila to the Opposition: "Do you really want to come to governing?"

The text of the censure motion contains "mystification of truth" and doesn't have not even a constructive idea that can "bring the improvement of the current act of governance" to the benefit of Romanians, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Tuesday in the debate of the censure motion called "The Dancila Government must be dismissed!

In meeting with AG Barr, PM Dancila mentions her gov't determination to strengthen relations with US

At a meeting on Tuesday with visiting US Attorney General William Barr, Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila voiced the determination of her government to strengthen relations with the USA, with Romania being a supporter of co-operation between the United States and the European Union. "The Romanian government and the Romanian society are deeply attached to the European and Western values.

Censure motion/ Parliament sitting has started

The plenary sitting of Parliament in which the censure motion called "The Dancila Government must be dismissed! No OUGs, no access passwords and no queues for voting" is to be debated has started. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and ministers of the Cabinet are attending the sitting. A number of 250 MPs are in the plenary hall, according to the presence via the electronic vote.