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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).
Romania ranks second, on a par with Portugal, in terms of the positive image of the European Union, according to a new Eurobarometer survey released on Monday. Romania ranks second, on a par with Portugal, in terms of the positive image of the EU.
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).
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 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
Arrivals in Romania's tourist accommodation establishments in H1 this year totaled 5.035 million, by 4.4 pct lower YoY, shows data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). However, the number of tourist arrivals this June was 8.3 pct higher compared to the same month of the year before.
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.
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.
"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 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 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.