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Timmermans tells Dancila urgent progress needed regarding all concern-causing matters

 First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans expressed increasing concern regarding the latest developments in matters related to the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) for Romania, at the meeting he had on Wednesday in Brussels with Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, adding that urgent progress is needed in the following weeks regarding all matters that are

Mass media conference in Bucharest, media digitalisation and independent journalism among the subjects discussed

Media digitalisation and the independence of media organisations were among the subjects approached at the conference on Modernizing Public Service Media through Innovation and Dialogue, organized March 4 - 5 in Bucharest with the support of the European Commission, at the initiative of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), in cooperation with the Culture and Media Federation FAIR-Media

In row over state budget, PSD accuses President Iohannis of lying again

The Social Democrats this Wednesday accused President Klaus Iohannis of "lying again" when criticising the 2019 State Budget Law which he will be sending back to Parliament. "Iohannis is lying again, claiming that the budget proposed by PSD is the worst. But Iohannis approved in 2016 Ciolos's budget which provided for 16 billion lei for Health and 10 billion lei less for Education. /EU Council adopts position on revision of Drinking Water Directive

AGERPRES special correspondent to Brussels, Belgium, Oana Ghita reports: The European Council on Tuesday adopted its position on the proposal to revise the drinking water directive, with Romania's Minister of Waters and Forestry Ioan Denes telling a news conference that is a "notable result for the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council." "I am pleased glad that under this agreement we are showi

Speaker Dragnea says Romania should endorse the organisation of a Conference for Europe

Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber and Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea says he agrees with the message conveyed by France's President Emmanuel Macron regarding the EU and points out that Romania should endorse "the organisation of a Conference for Europe, (...) it should actively get involved in this project." "I read the message of France's President, Mr Emmanuel Macr Gavrilescu: Global Pact for the Environment, a consolidated future of agreement on international legislation

The global pact for the environment, one of the topics to be discussed on Tuesday with the European Union (EU) environment ministers, represents the consolidated future of the agreement on international environmental legislation, Romania's Minister of Environment Gratiela Gavrilescu said in Brussels on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of the Environment Council.

Romania's Cirstea through to BNP Paribas Open second qualifying round

Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea defeated US's Danielle Lao 6-3 6-4 in the first qualifying round of the women's singles event at the 9,035,428-USD BNP Paribas Open tournament in Indian Wells (California). The 28-year-old Cirstea, world number 98, prevailed in one hour and 15 minutes over 27-year-old Lao, world number 153.

PM Dancila meets Emirati Ambassador to Romania and underscores importance of long-term economic cooperation with UAE

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Monday met with Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Romania Ahmed Abdullah Bin Saeed Al Matrooshi, in which context she underscored that the long-term economic cooperation with the UAE within some projects of interest in industry, agriculture, energy, finance, transport, infrastructure, IT, as well as innovation, research and tourism, is a priority

Decreased Transit of Russian Gas Through Bulgaria to Turkey

Gazprom's exports to the so-called Trans-Balkan gas pipeline (through Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria to Turkey) declined in the first three weeks of February compared with January's average daily indicator. According to Bulgartransgaz data, the daily load of the Malkochlar border gas station for the second half of the month was about 3.3 million cubic meters, which is 6 times less. / LabMin Budai: Romanian Presidency of EU Council prioritising developing EU social dimension

One of the main priorities of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union is the development of the social dimension of the EU through the implementation of the European social rights pillar, Romania's Labour and Social Justice Minister Marius Budai said on Monday in opening remarks to an informal meeting of the European Union's Social Protection Committee (SPC) in Bucharest, M