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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.
Minister of National Defence Nicolae Ciuca on Wednesday stated, in the context of the current situation in the Middle East and referring to the possible risks facing the Romanian territory, that right now Romania has no reason to panic.
The Middle East crisis has confirmed the Deveselu-based missile defence system is "well integrated with NATO and functions perfectly," Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu said on Wednesday. He participated in the joint meeting of the committees for foreign affairs and defence of the Senate, alongside Minister of Defence Nicolae Ciuca.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Founded on May 24, 1875 under the lead of Ion C. Bratianu (1875 - 1891), the National Liberal Party (PNL) is the oldest political party in Romania. In 1947 PNL stopped its activity as a result of the abolition of political pluralism by the communist regime.
Over 18,000 birds have been affected by the avian flu at a farm in the town of Sieni, Maramures county (northern Romania), the diseased birds to be sacrificed.
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's main objectives in the defence field, in the context of the Strategic Partnership with the US, were approached on Tuesday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, at a meeting with the CEO of the US company of military products and services Lockheed Martin Corporation, Marillyn A.
The Social Democratic Party (PSD) has decided to convene an extraordinary parliamentary meeting for the last week of January to repeal special state pensions, PSD acting national chairman Marcel Ciolacu said Tuesday.
Minister of Labour and Social Protection Violeta Alexandru and providers of private pension plans have been discussing for some time the return on investment rates offered by privately managed pension plans.
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.