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Romania wins bronze at 2019 International Linguistics Olympiad

Matei Costin Banu of the Mihai Viteazul Collegiate High School of Ploiesti has won a bronze medal at the 17th edition of the International Linguistics Olympiad that took place in Yongin, South Korea, July 29 - August 2, as part of team Romania, according to the Romanian Education Ministry (MEN).

Travel alert issued for Greece as wildfires looming ahead

Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) has informed Romanian citizens in Greece or wanting to travel there that the General Secretariat of Civil Protection announced that there is a high risk of wildfires (grade 4 out of 5) on several islands on Monday due to high temperatures. According to a MAE statement the islands are: Samos, Kos, Rhodos, Saria, Karpathos, Crete (east).

About 30% of the Europeans without a Leave

On average, 28% of European citizens won't t be able to afford even a week of vacation this summer, according to Eurostat. Despite the high percentage, the situation has improved compared to five years ago. In 2013, 39.5% of European citizens over the age of 18 couldn't afford to spend a week on a vacation.

President Iohannis sends message on the 100th anniversary since establishment of Romanian administration in Timisoara

President Klaus Iohannis on Saturday sent a message to mark the 100th anniversary since the establishment of the Romanian administration in Timisoara, pointing out that, on the same year when we also mark the 30th anniversary year of the December 1989 Revolution, started in Timisoara, a fundamental moment in the contemporary history of Romania, remembering the events that happened a century ago

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Callum Morris (front) from Connah's Quay Nomads' football club in action against FK Partizan's Seydouba Soumah during the UEFA Europa League qualifying match in Belgrade on August 1. Photo: EPA-EFE/Andrej Cukic

We must be permanently aware of importance to fight racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, president Iohannis says

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday sent a message on the occasion of the commemoration of the Roma genocide day, stressing the necessity of permanent awareness of the importance of fighting racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism, specifying that this day is a good opportunity for the authorities to re-assert commitment for an inclusive society.

Myanmar’s Persecuted Rohingya Join Balkan Route into Europe

Mulla was one of three Rohingya in the Kikinda camp near Serbia's northern borders with European Union members Hungary and Romania.

Ali Mulla at Kikinda refugee camp. Photo: BIRN

Besides the three in Kikinda, Serbia's Commissariat for Refugees says it has registered only four other Rohingya, in the summer of last year.

Faster to the sea: High way through the heart of Serbia opens on August 18

"103 kilometers long highway section will be released for traffic on August 18, from Obrenovac to Cacak. Corridor 11 is highly significant for our citizens, as we will finally bypass the Ibar Highway, providing a much safer road to our citizens", Minister Mihajlovic said for Happy TV, the Ministry reports.

Deputy PM Fifor, US Ambassador Klemm discuss topical issues on bilateral agenda

Deputy Prime Minister Mihai Fifor announced on Thursday that he had a meeting with US Ambassador in Bucharest Hans Klemm, during which they tackled topical issues on the bilateral agenda, with an emphasis on concrete development opportunities of the profile of the Strategic Partnership with the US. "Today, I had a meeting with Ambassador Hans Klemm, at Romania's Government headquarters.

Romania asks France for support to join Schengen Area

Romania has sent to France and French investors a request for support for its accession to the visa-free Schengen area, which would lead to a substantial reduction in the costs on companies and citizens, Romanian Minister for Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship Stefan-Radu Oprea said Thursday.