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Media watchers and press freedom campaigners say they feel uneasy, after a journalist was fired for expressing his strong personal views about the Prime Minister in public.
Digi TV, a private TV news station, axed reporter Cristi Citre on Wednesday after he posted several inflammatory remarks about Prime Minister Ponta on his personal Facebook page.
Chairman of the People's Movement Foundation (FMP) Cristian Diaconescu has expressed, on Friday, his compassion and has sent his condolences to the families of the victims of the airliner crash that occurred yesterday in Ukraine, as well as to the states of origin of the citizens that were on the plane.
Leaders of the opposition National Liberal Party, PNL, and the Democratic Liberal Party, PDL, have pledged to hold a joint congress on July 26 at which their planned merger will be approved.
Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Valeriu Zgonea on Thursday welcomed incoming US charge d'affaires Dean Thompson on a presentation visit to discuss the legislative agenda of Romania related to the finalisation of instruments that contribute to clarifying incompatibilities and conflicts of interest.
BOR - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his Romanian counterpart Victor Ponta visited Bor in eastern Serbia on Thursday, where they conferred with representatives of the Romanian minority at Bor Lake.
Ponta and Vucic stated that this was a historic meeting between the two countries' prime ministers in eastern Serbia which is home to the Romanian minority.
AGERPRES special correspondent Daniel Florea reports: Romania will offer all the possible support so that the Serbian administrative apparatus can learn as fast as possible European procedures, however it is more important that the two neighboring countries develop as quickly as possible joint infrastructure projects, such as the development of a freeway or highway between Timisoa