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Romania Hits ‘Technical Recession’ Despite Annual Growth

A seasonal rise in industrial activity helped Romania's economy to grow by an annual 2.4 per cent in the first six months of the year, according to data released on Wednesday by the Statistics Institute, INS.

Bulgaria To Participate In Military Exercise in Ukraine

The Rapid Trident 2014 military exercise, which will take place in Western Ukraine September 13-26, will include 10 countries, among which is Bulgaria, reported France Press. 

The exercise has been planned a long time ago and will take place against the background of the armed conflict between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. 

PM Ponta: Romania to get Regional Development portfolio in European Commission

Prime Minister Victor Ponta declared on Wednesday that Romania obtained after negotiations 'the most important portfolio possible' in the European Commission, namely regional development; he mentioned that when Commission President Jean Claude Juncker officially notifies him, he would make a nomination for this position, and the nominee would be 'also heard by the Romanian Parliam

Balkan Economic Competitiveness Makes Uneven Progress

The newly-published Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 said that Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia and Serbia had moved up in the world competitive rankings, while Croatia and Albania dropped a few positions.


CSAT to discuss on Wednesday Romania's presence at the upcoming NATO Summit

The Supreme Council for Country Defence (CSAT) on Wednesday will gather in a meeting at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace to be chaired by President Traian Basescu following to discuss about the presence of Romania in the NATO Summit upcoming in Wales (UK) this Thursday and Friday.

Bulgaria Ranks 54th in 2014-2015 Global Competitiveness Report of World Economic Forum

Bulgaria ranks 54th out of a total of 144 countries in The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 of the World Economic Forum.

For a third year in a row, Bulgaria has improved its score.

In the 2014-2015 edition of the report, Bulgaria outperforms a number of EU countries, including Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia and Greece.

PM Ponta: Swipes at any potential European Commissioner are irresponsible

AGERPRES special correspondent Daniel Florea reports: Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Tuesday that until European Commission President-designate Jean Claude Juncker decides what Commissioner portfolio Romania gets and who this specific person will be, he will make no comment on the subject, and termed swipes at any potential Commissioner of Romania as "irresponsible and even v

Auteur film festival to kick off on Wednesday

PANCEVO - The first Pancevo Film Festival, an international short and feature film competition event, will be held in Pancevo near Belgrade on September 3-7.

Chinese President Xi Jinping receives Romanian PM Victor Ponta

AGERPRES special correspondent Daniel Florea reports: The President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping on Tuesday received visiting Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Fujian hall of the Great Hall of the People, with the Chinese leader underscoring the constant positions voiced by Romania during 65 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Romanian Leader Woos Investors in China

Romanian leader Victor Ponta has started a visit to China aimed at wooing investers in agriculture, energy and road infrastructure projects.


Li Keqiang on 65th China-Romania relations anniversary: Fresh starting point to deeper bilateral trust

AGERPRES special correspondent Daniel Florea reports: Prime Minister of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang said at the end of a meeting with visiting Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta with the two official delegations also attending that the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Romania represent 'a fresh startin