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The fight for liberty nowadays means to voice one's opinions, be preoccupied with the current events and participate in voting, on Monday night said President Iohannis at "The 80east (eighties) space - Home in communism" inauguration event, but also that should the values of democracy not be protected, "ghosts" from "the darkness of not very old days" could rise.
One of main objectives of 2019 Grand VINART Tasting, taking place 1 - 2nd of March, is to present the potential, variety and quality of wines from New Europe. In the wine world, it unites, in addition to Slovenia and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia and Serbia.
The head of the European Commission Representation in Romania, Angela Cristea, said on Monday that the chances of the UK withdrawing from the EU without an agreement increase by the day, which would make the exit disorderly and having a great potential for crisis in many sectors.
Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba called on Monday on Romania's business milieu to get ready for "any possible outcome" in the case of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, mentioning that it could be confronted with the consequences of a "disordered withdrawal."
Romania's 2018 FOB/CIF foreign trade deficit widened by more than 2.17 billion euros, to 15.133 billion euros, while FOB exports amounted to 67.732 billion euros, and CIF imports standing at 82.865 billion euros, according to data with the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Monday.
In 2018, exports grew by 8.1pct, and imports by 9.6pct from 2017.
Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) welcomes the release of the second European Commission report on the implementation of EU macro-regional strategies (MRS).
This year's state budget is fragile and unbalanced, since it relies on commitment appropriations which are actually chimeras and mean rolling over payments from one year to another, Florin Jianu, president of Romania's National Council of Small and Medium-sized Private Enterprises (CNIPMMR) told a press conference.
Darius Valcov, advisor to the Prime Minister, told a televised broadcast on Sunday evening that changing the interbank offered rate ROBOR is out of question, but the government, the National Bank and the banks must reach a consensus in this regard.
Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, WTA's 3rd, defeated Karolina Pliskova (WTA's 5th), in three sets, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, on Sunday, and Romania's Fed Cup team leads the Czech Republic team with 2-1 after the first three matches of the meeting taking place in Ostrava, in the World Group quarterfinals.
Halep won after 2 hours and 37 minutes.
Pro Romania Party Chairman Victor Ponta says the state budget for 2019 is a "fake," not a realistic and serious one, and the manner in which it is attempted to be passed through Parliament proves there is no desire for "a real debate and analysis."
The Spanish authorities confirmed the existence of two Romanian nationals among the persons affected by the rail accident that took place near Barcelona on Friday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informed on Saturday, following the demarches carried out by the representatives of the Romania's Consulate General in Barcelona.
Bucharest, Feb 9 /Agerpres/ - Deputy Prime Minister Ana Birchall had a meeting with John Bolton, US President's National Security Advisor on Friday, in which they also discussed the recent statements by Russian Federation's officials on the defensive facilities at Deveselu.