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Romania Media Split Over Reporter Axed for Insulting

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.

NATO 'concerned' at buildup of sophisticated weapons in Ukraine

NATO said Friday it was concerned by the "increasing sophistication" and number of weapons deployed by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, following the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet there.        

Serbian minimum wage: Under one euro per hour

Serbian minimum wage: Under one euro per hour

BELGRADE -- Serbia's net minimum wage - deducting taxes and contributions for mandatory social insurance - will be RSD 115 per hour from July until December.

The Serbian government made the decision on Friday.

Romania Opposition Parties Set Merger Date

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 Zgonea welcomes US charge d'affaires Thompson

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.

PMs of Serbia, Romania confer with Romanian minority

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.

Dacic, Romanian FM discuss promotion of bilateral ties

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic conferred Thursday with Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean on the strengthening of bilateral ties, economic cooperation and Romania's support to Serbia's European integration.

PM Ponta: Romania and Serbia can develop joint infrastructure projects, such as Timisoara-Belgrade freeway

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