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Prime Minister Dancila in Brussels meets secretary general of World Jewish Restitution Organisation's Avital

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Wednesday had in Brussels a bilateral meeting with the secretary general of the World Jewish Restitution Organisation Collette Avital, the two dignitaries bringing to mind Romania's recent efforts to speeding up the Jewish properties' restitution process, the gov't says in a release sent to AGERPRES.

PMP leader Tomac: Special pensions - a theft, hopefully they are scrapped

Chairman of the People's Movement Party (PMP) Eugen Tomac said on Wednesday that special pensions are a theft, commenting that it's incredible that someone with 30 years length of service collects a pension of less than 1,000 lei, while politicians who serve two or three terms in Parliament pocket as much as 13,000 lei in pension.

Ruling coalition meets again to discuss about 2019 budget

A new meeting of the ruling coalition on the 2019 state budget topic takes place on Wednesday at the Palace of Parliament.

President of the Senate Calin Popescu-Tariceanu came to Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber Liviu Dragnea's office, where discussions on the 2019 budget draft are to be continued. PM Dancila to pay visit to Brussels and attend CoR plenary session

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila will pay a working visit to Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, occasion on which she will attend the plenary session of the the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and carry out bilateral meetings with President of the European Council Donald Tusk and First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.

Minister-delegate Ciamba, Bulgarian Transport Minister discuss single market

Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba on Tuesday had a meeting with Bulgarian Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov, on which occasion the two officials discussed the main files on the European agenda, with a focus on the legislative proposals corresponding to the single market.

PNL to back Laura Codruta Kovesi's candidacy for EU Public Prosecutor

The National Liberal Party (PNL) will support Laura Codruta Kovesi's candidacy for head of the European Prosecutor's Office, said Liberal Chairman Ludovic Orban, who is also calling on Minister of Justice Tudorel Toader to give up his efforts to block the procedure and denigrate the former chief of Romania's anti-corruption agency. Justice, Home Affairs ministers come to Bucharest to attend JHA informal reunion

The Justice and Home Affairs ministers with the EU member states will attend 6 to 8 February 2019, in Bucharest at the Palace of Parliament an informal reunion in context of the exercising by Romania of the presidency of the EU Council, the files on terrorism, migration and asylum, along with the Schengen, ways of developing the judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters being among t

Freedom House Report Downgrades Serbia to 'Partly Free'

Serbia was one of the countries with the biggest declines in its democracy score, alongside Nicaragua, Tanzania and Venezuela, in this year's edition of Freedom House's annual 'Freedom in the World' report, which was published on Tuesday.

Sacked Romanian Anti-Graft Prosecutor Shortlisted for EU Post

Romanian government officials will do everything in their power to stop former anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi from being appointed as European Union prosecutor, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader said on Monday night after he was officially notified by Brussels that she had been shortlisted for the post.

Healthcare Minister Pintea says flu death toll reaches 81

Healthcare Minister Sorina Pintea announced on Tuesday that the flu death toll in Romania reached 81.

"The latest fatality is a two-year old boy with preexisting medical conditions, probably unvaccinated," Healthcare Minister Pintea stated.

The Minister pointed out that the flu "likes the cold."