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UPDATE President Iohanis: Gov't to shortly promote legislation for two-round mayoral elections

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that the government will promote, "in a very short time," legislation for two-round mayoral elections. "I can tell you that, in a very short time, the government will promote legislation for two-round mayoral elections," Iohannis told a news conference at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

Sibiu, shortlisted for European Best Destination 2020

Sibiu has been nominated to compete this year for the European best tourist destination 2020, after in 2007 it was the first city in Romania to become a European capital of culture and in 2019 it was Romania's first European gastronomic region, according to an official press statement released on Wednesday.

CultMin Gheorghiu: Making sure our children remember those who wrote history, our duty

Culture Minister Bogdan Gheorghiu said on Wednesday that the duty of the public institutions and administrations is to make sure that the names of those who made history and sketched up Romania's national destiny will not be forgotten by children, adding that a Romania of culture is a country of partnerships, increased tolerance and acceptance.

ALDE's Tariceanu: Romania's liberal movement can be further strengthened

Chairman of the Alliance of Democrats and Liberals (ALDE) Calin Popescu-Tariceanu believes that the Liberal movement in Romania can be strengthened in the future, emphasizing that in the 30 years since the recreation of the National Liberal Party (PNL) he has done everything in his power to stay true to the liberal ideas.

PM Orban: Romania today, known as distinctive voice in the world, indisputable fruit of culture

Culture is the one that has always been at the forefront of the fight for freedom of the human spirit, it has inspired values, it has broadened the horizon of humankind to understand and overcome barriers raised by fears or prejudices, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban affirms in the message conveyed on Wednesday on National Culture Day.

PSD, no proposal for new prime minister, should censure motion against Orban Gov't pass

Acting Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu stated on Tuesday evening, in a call-in with private broadcaster B1 TV, that in the event the Orban Government falls through censure motion and the Social Democrats will achieve another majority in Parliament, the PSD will not make the proposal for the prime minister. "It is the party's decision.

Romania Probes Mayor for Demanding Checks on Roma Parents

The National Council Against Discrimination, a state watchdog, said on Tuesday that it is investigating Dorin Florea, the mayor of the northern city of Targu Mures, after he called for Roma parents to have their income and education checked before they have a child.

Romania's natural population growth, negative in November 2019

Romania's natural population growth was negative in November 2019, while the number of deaths among infants aged less than one year was 72, by 25 fewer compared to October of the same year, show data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS), published on Tuesday.