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The newly appointed Chairman of Bulgaria's National Audit Office Tsvetan Tsvetkov has backed a suggestion to set up a new body specifically charged with looking into the wealth of politicians.
In an interview with BNR radio Tsvetkov said on Sunday a change to existing legislation might be needed to enable inspection of the sources of funds and properties owned by politicians.
Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Sunday took part in Tunis in an international solidarity march against terror, where he delivered a strong message of condemnation of terror as well as of support for the Tunisian authorities' efforts to fight against terror.
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An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale has been registered in Romania's Vrancea region early on Sunday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The tremor, with an epicenter 135 km. north of Romania's capital Bucharest, was also felt on the upper floors of high buildings in Bulgaria's Danube city of Ruse.
The city of Caransebes can boast an avalanche response team complete with the first avalanche rescue dog to have earned his certification in Romania. It's actually a female Belgian Malinois, "her name is Vreni, and she's 20 months old. This is the first dog born, trained, tested and certified in Romania for avalanche search and rescue.
Citizens, organizations, companies, public institutions and cultural centers all over Romania are expected on March 28 to join in the country's seventh edition of Earth Hour celebrations, the largest ever voluntary environmental movement, WWF-Romania announced.
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The Greek soccer federation on Friday insisted that international defender Jose Holebas had been dropped from team training in Austria because of injury and not for any other reason.
Media reports out of Italy said that the 30-year-old player had trained normally with his Roma squad after departing from Austria on Tuesday.
Topics referring to the security situation in Ukraine, to the bilateral cooperation within the anti-missile shield of Deveselu, as well as Romania's commitment in the Afghani theater of operations were discussed on Friday during a meeting between the Minister of National Defence, Mircea Dusa, and a delegation of the US Congress.
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, shows in a message, on the occasion of the anniversary of 97 years since the Union of Basarabia and Romania on March 27, that Romania stands beside the Republic of Moldova "in the effort to construct the common European future".
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BELGRADE - Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic will participate on Friday in the closing panel discussion of the Third EU - Southeast Europe Summit in Split, Croatia, the Serbian ministry said in a release.
AGERPRES National News Agency is the first news agency in Romania, as its history began on March 27, 1889, when then-Foreign Minister P. P. Carp signed the 'birth certificate' of the Telegraphic Agency of Romania.
Copy of the act establishing the Romanian News Agency
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