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Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and the accompanying official delegation paying a visit to the neighbouring Republic of Moldova on the occasion of Moldova's Independence Day celebrated on Aug. 27 laid bunches of flowers at the monument of medieval ruler Stephen the Great and Holy in the Moldovan capital on Wednesday.
The new pipeline, which connects the town of Iasi, in eastern Romania, with Ungheni in Moldova, will help the former Soviet republic reduce its reliance on gas imports from Russia.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta and Moldavan Prime Minister, Iurie Leanca, will be present on Wednesday for the official inauguration of the 45-kilometre-long pipeline.
Chairman of the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) Kelemen Hunor believes that Romania needs a new Constitution and stated that the Constitutional Court of Romania's (CCR) ruling regarding the Constitution revision project shows that "there is no use to just patch up the Constitution".
The Romanian state reserves the right of postponing the implementation of the schedule for the liberalization of the natural gas price for households until a dispute with the European Commission is settled; therefore, this price will not increase on October 1 as previously scheduled, the Department of Energy informed in a release.
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - Leader of the Citizen Initiative Freedom, Democracy, Justice (GI SDP) Oliver Ivanovic has pleaded not guilty before the court of first instance in Kosovska Mitrovica on all counts of the indictment for involvement in war crimes in 1999 and 2000.
"I am absolutely not guilty," he replied to judge Roxana Comsa.
Ivanović, other accused Serbs plead not guilty
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Oliver Ivanović has pleaded not guilty before the court of first instance in Kosovska Mitrovica on all counts of the indictment against him.
The Serb politician from northern Kosovo is accused of involvement in war crimes committed in 1999 and 2000.
Romania's Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, on Monday said that one of his objectives at the upcoming NATO summit in Wales is to obtain a commitment for a “clear NATO military presence" in Romania and the region.
The European Commission has asked Romania to provide details on the privatization of Oltchim chemicals factory, following suspicions of the state not behaving like a private investor, and taking over Petrom's Arpechim refinery might create advantages to this oil company, Competition Council chair Bogdan Chiritoiu told AGERPRES.
NOVI SAD - The 9th International Novi Sad Literature Festival was opened in the central city square in Novi Sad with a speech by President of Matica Srpska, professor and poet Dragan Stanic, on Tuesday evening.
The National Liberal Party (PNL, in opposition) leader Klaus Iohannis told B1 TV news channel late on Monday that a planned Government order regarding the political affiliation of the local elected officials would be a big mistake and an attack on the Romanian political system and he underscored the opposition will use all levers to stop such a move.