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Vucic and Borisov on cooperation, region, energy projects

The Serbian president expressed his satisfaction because the two countries are intensifying their cooperation, not only through bilateral relations, but also through the work of the High Council for Cooperation between Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece.

Minister-delegate Ciamba welcomes Switzerland's decision to grant free movement to Romanian nationals as of June 1

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.

GDP in the 1st Quarter of 2019 Increased by 0.5% in the EU-28

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2019 increased by 0.5% in the EU-28 compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 1.1%, reported the National Statistical Institute. 

FinMin Teodorovici: Romania at top level in Europe in terms of 2019 economic growth

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.

PM Dancila calls Timmermans's letter inappropriate politicking

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 GDP advances 5pct in Q1 2019 from Q1 2018

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.

Cement block from red lake points to Maricar

A cement block retrieved from the red lake on Tuesday is believed to be connected to one of the suitcases in the serial killer case. Presidency of EU Council is, in a way, proof of our country's role; European construction - unique model

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.

Alpha's Romania subsidiary completes covered bond issue

Alpha Bank's subsidiary in Romania announced on Tuesday that it has successfully completed its inaugural 200-million-euro covered bond issue, as part of its recently established 1-billion-euro direct issuance Global Covered Bond Program.

Bulgaria Stands Ready To Manufacture Cars For Volkswagen

Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov declined to comment on the postponement of the decision by the German automotive giant Volkswagen on where they will build their new plant in the Balkans.

#Europeanelections2019 / INTERVIEW / Ponta: Getting Dragnea replaced as Chamber's speaker, a priority

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.