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Bulgaria Needs New Body to Fight Graft Among Politicians - Audit Office Chief

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.

ForMin Aurescu attends international solidarity march in Tunis against terror

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.


Nearly 2,000 Catholics walk in Palm Sunday procession

Nearly 2,000 Catholics, including young people, children and priests from Bucharest parishes as well as nuns and monks on Sunday marched in a Palm Sunday procession held in Bucharest by the Roman Catholic Archbishopric.


Earthquake Jolts Romania's Vrancea, Tremor Felt in Bulgaria's Ruse

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.

Vreni, the first avalanche rescue dog certified in Romania

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.

IMF recommends Gov't to reconsider tax cut timing and size

The Government of Romania should reconsider the timing and the size of planned tax cuts, Andrea Schaechter, IMF mission chief for Romania, told a conference call on the release of the 2015 Article IV Consultations with Romania.

Photo credit: (c) Cristian NISTOR / AGERPRES ARCHIVE

Greek federation backs injured Holebas

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.

Defence Minister Dusa discusses with US Congress delegation regarding Ukraine security situation

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.

Photo credit: (c) Alex MICSIK / AGERPRES PHOTO

Dacic to attend EU-SEE summit in Split

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.

First Romanian News Agency AGERPRES celebrates 126th anniversary

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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