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AGERPRES special correspondent Daniel Florea reports: Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Wednesday reiterated that Romania had met ever since 2011 the technical criteria for joining Schengen and underscored it was high time for the political decision to be one bringing Romania to the free movement space.
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.
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.
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.
Deputy Prime Minister Ana Birchall reconfirmed, while on an official visit to the US, the firm commitment of Romania's Government to further develop the relationship with the US on all the dimensions of the Strategic Partnership.
Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les on Tuesday stated that Romania is facing a series of challenges in the Black Sea region coming from Russia, which it cannot respond to otherwise than working closely with its allies.
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 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.
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.
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
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 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."
Romania, as European Union and NATO member state, "remains deeply attached to the European and Euro-Atlantic values," says Deputy Prime Minister for implementing Romania's strategic partnerships Ana Birchall in a Facebook post.
She also mentions the challenges to NATO's security.