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USR's Barna: Snap polls, a neccessary political step

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Monday reiterated his support for the organisation of snap polls, and also for the election of mayors in two rounds. "The USR-PLUS (Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) Alliance remains consistent in the message that it has kept sending for the past two years: that Romania needs to elect its mayors in two rounds.

Romania to take over command of standing NATO group on Jan. 16

Romania will take over on Thursday the command of NATO's SNMCMG - 2 Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2, the Romanian Chief of Navy Defence Staff reported in a statement released on Monday. The SNMCMG-2 command, provided by Captain Commodore Valentin-Catalin Vlad, will be exercised, for six months from the Romanian Navy's Vice Amiral Constantin Balescu (PM-274) mine sweeper command ship.

Authorities prepare ground for entry into Romania of rail multinationals, national companies to be "shattered" (union)

The Government Decision Draft for the approval of the public service contracts for the 1 January, 2020 - 31 December, 2023 period in public passenger transport services by rail is a disaster for all six companies with Romanian capital, including CFR Passengers, which will be "shattered", says Iulian Manescu, president of the Federation of Locomotive Drivers (FML).

Time for Policy Change on Western Balkans Emigration

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The National Medical Council of Serbia annually issues around 800 certificates needed by doctors when applying for jobs abroad. In Kosovo and Bosnia, national medical workers' associations report that hundreds of highly qualified doctors leave each year.

Romanian gendarmes' mission in Afghanistan ends

Bucharest, Jan 12 /Agerpres/ - Fourteen Romanian gendarmes, who participated for almost 6 months in the NATO mission to advise Afghan public order and security forces, returned home on Sunday.

Crown Custodian Margareta:Late Sultan of Oman - one of the most influential peace promoters in the region

Custodian of the Romanian Crown Margareta and Prince Radu underscored that Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman, who passed away on Friday evening, "has been one of the most important leaders of the Muslim world, with a reign which stretched for over a half of century." "His Majesty Crown Custodian Margareta and His Royal Highness Prince Radu were saddened to hear about the death of the Sulta

IntMin Vela: Romania needs pilots, both for SMURD and for commercial aviation

In order to meet Romania's need for pilots, beside the option of retired pilots returning to service, there is also the alternative of co-opting young people into joining such a rewarding profession, Interior Minister Marcel Vela declared, on Friday, in western Timisoara.

ForMin Aurescu: Romania supports increased NATO role in Middle East and in combating terrorism

Romania supports an increased role of NATO in the Middle East region and in combating terrorism, stated, on Friday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu in Brussels, before the extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, called by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The agenda of the meeting features the situation in Iran and Iraq.

EU Households Spend over €1.1 Trillion on Transport

In 2018, households in the European Union (EU) spent 13.2% of their total consumption expenditure on transport. This represents a total expenditure of over €1.1 trillion, equivalent to 7.2% of the EU's GDP or €2 220 per EU inhabitant, Erostat data showed.