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US reiterating support for Romania becoming eligible for entry into Visa Waiver Program

AGERPRES special correspondent to Washington DC, US, Florentina Peia reports: Romania's President Klaus Iohannis and his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday adopted a joint statement in which the US reiterates its support for Romania's efforts to become eligible for entry into the Visa Waiver Program in accordance with the requirements of United States law, according to the Romanian Presiden

Romania, US conclude memorandum of understanding on 5G technology

AGERPRES special correspondent to Washington DC, US, Florentina Peia reports: Romania's President Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday, after meeting his American counterpart Donald Trump in Washington DC, that a memorandum of understanding was signed between the national governments of the US and Romania regarding 5G technology.

Iohannis, Trump adopt important joint statement for progress of Romania-US Strategic Partnership

AGERPRES special correspondent to Washington DC, US, Florentina Peia reports: Romania's President Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday that he and his US counterpart Donald Trump have adopted a joint statement, a key document for the development of the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the US. "We have jointly adopted a joint statement.

Romania Introduces an Additional Fee on Soft Drinks to Reduce Obesity

The Romanian Ministry of Finance has today published a draft decree providing for an increase in excise duty on cigarettes, the introduction of a tax on non-alcoholic beverages containing sugar and other fiscal measures, according to BTA.

Eurostat: Bulgaria Ranks First in the EU in Terms of Road Accident Rates

The number of road traffic victims in the European Union in 2017 is around 25,000 or 50 per 1 million inhabitants, according to Eurostat data released today.

The most fatal cases are the share of passengers and drivers of cars (46%), followed by pedestrians (21%), motorcyclists (15%), cyclists (8%) and other forms of transport.

PM Dancila meets EC President-elect Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels; talks on Romania's future European Commissioner

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila met on Tuesday in Brussels with President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. During the talks, topics regarding the future European Commissioner on behalf of Romania were tackled, as well as regarding the priorities of the future EC and the implementation of the EU Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024.

Moldova, Ukraine Ready for Potential Russian Gas Disruption

Moldova and Ukraine have signed a contract to upgrade gas distribution stations for imports from Romania, stepping up preparations for potential supply disruptions as their gas contracts with Russia come close to expiring.

Annual Inflation in the EU Down to 1,4%, in Bulgaria it Accelerates to 2.6%

European Union annual inflation was 1.4% in July 2019, down from 1.6% in June. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The lowest annual rates were registered in Portugal (-0.7%), Cyprus (0.1%) and Italy (0.3%).

Data Leaks and Ship Tracking: BIRN’s 10th Summer School Begins

The 10th edition of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Journalism kicked off on Monday in the Montenegrin coastal town of Herceg Novi.

The weeklong summer school brings together journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and the United States.

'Carpathian Pumas' airlift helicopter detachment departing for UN mission to Mali

The Ministry of National Defense is making every effort for the highly trained personnel of the Romanian Air Force to be equipped with modern hardware, said Defense Minister Gabriel Les, attending on Monday the departure ceremony of the 'Carpathian Pumas' airlift helicopter detachment for a UN mission to Mali.

In Bucharest, Ceausescu’s Fountains Dance the Night Away

Photo: BIRN.

As the giant digital clock strikes 9 p.m., bursts of water surge from the fountains, lit up in colour and dancing to the music of Johann Strauss, Pharrell Williams and sprightly Romanian songs.

AGERPRES mounts picture exhibition at Piatra Craiului Folk Rock Fest

A photo exhibition called "Nature in AGERPRES pictures" that included pictures from the Agency's library was mounted for the first time during the Piatra Craiului Folk Rock Fest 2019, a festival held in Zarnesti, August 15-17 .