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Romania's Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba has welcomed a decision by the Swiss Federal Council to grant free movement to Romanian nationals as of June 1. "I welcome the decision by the Swiss Federal Council to grant free movement to Romanian nationals as of June 1, 2019. The safeguard clause limiting this right for Romanian and Bulgarian nationals is thus ending.
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Serbian President Alexander Vucic held a telephone conversation discussing issues related to the four-dimensional format between Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia, and projects on energy and infrastructure connectivity. This was announced by the press service of the Council of Ministers.
Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban told a press conference in Targoviste that the May 26 referendum "is vital" because it gives Romanians the possibility to ban through their vote amnesty and pardoning.
Minister of Public Finance Eugen Teodorovici said on Wednesday that Romania is at "top level" in Europe in terms of economic growth and does not know on what data President Klaus Iohannis relies when he says that our country goes in the wrong direction from an economic point of view. "I do not know what other evidence should be brought for the president and other analysts to be convinced.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Wednesday that it is inappropriate for the first Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to send a new letter to Romania two weeks before the elections to the European Parliament. "I have not yet answered Mr Frans Timmermans, but to me there is disappointment.
Romania's Q1 2019 Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as against the same quarter of 2018, recorded an increase by 5.0 percent for the unadjusted series and by 5.1 percent for the seasonally adjusted series, according to data with the National Statistics Institute (INS) released on Wednesday.
In Brussels on Tuesday, Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu attended a high-level conference of the European Union's Eastern Partnership that marked its 10th anniversary.
The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is, in a way, proof of Romania's role in supporting the EU in "times of great uncertainty," Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba said on Tuesday. He spoke at the opening of the conference "30 years on: Lessons from the Past, Challenges of the Present, Inspiration for the Future", organized in Bucharest.
Romania's economy is on an upward trend and will continue to grow at a high pace, according to the first results published by the National Institute of Statistics regarding the economic activity in March and the first quarter of this year, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Tuesday.
Pro-Romania national leader Victor Ponta, a candidate in the elections to the European Parliament, tells AGERPRES in an interview that replacing Liviu Dragnea as speaker of the Chamber of Deputies is a priority for the party he leads. "A priority is replacing Mr Dragnea from the Chamber of Deputies (...) Actually, Achilles' heel is there if you want to be successful.