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Romanian LGBT Millennials Coming Out Despite Lack of Rights

Sexual minorities are increasingly visible and confident in Romania - despite a surge of homophobic discourse in the public space that has, paradoxically, prompted many to stand up more firmly for their rights.

Anger Over Romanian Teen’s Murder Prompts High-Level Resignation

The director of the Romanian Special Telecommunications Service, TST, Ionel-Sorinel Vasilva, quit on Monday after the institution was accused of not reacting on time to the desperate SOS calls of a teenager who was kidnapped, raped and murdered last week in southern Romania.

NSI: Bulgarians Traveled Abroad More in June than in the Same Month Last Year

Bulgarians traveled more in June than in the same month last year, show data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI). The total travels are 717.1 thousand, or 5.9% more than last June. The largest travel increase is to Turkey - 15.4%, Romania - by 7.8%, Greece - by 6.2%, Germany by 5.1%, Austria by 3%, Northern Macedonia by 2.9%, Italy by 2.7% , Spain - by 1.8%, and others.

UPDATE/President Iohannis: CCR decision sanctions, for the second time, PSD-ALDE coalition's legislative demarche

President Klaus Iohannis says the decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) regarding the Criminal Codes "sanctions, for the second time, the legislative demarche of the PSD [Social Democratic Party] - ALDE [Alliance of Liberals and Democrats] coalition" and that the modifications brought to criminal legislation are "harmful and contrary" to the Constitution, for which reason Parlia

Romania Seizes Hundreds of Stolen Greek, Roman, Treasures

Romanian police seized 128 pieces of ancient Roman military equipment, 134 pieces of antique ceramics and 189 coins stolen from archeological sites as part of a joint operation conducted last autumn involving 29 countries, the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, Europol, announced on Monday.

Vlad Dascalu, European champion in men's U23 European XCO Championship 2019 in Brno

Romanian biker Vlad Dascalu won the Under 23 European Mountain Bike XCO Championship 2019, thus becoming the first European champion in the history of the Romanian cycling, a release sent to AGERPRES reads. "Vlad Dascalu (21 years of age) became the first Romanian in history who got a medal in a major cycling competition.

Iohannis: National Anthem Day, moment we look forward with confidence and optimism to nation's future

President Klaus Iohannis passed on a message on Monday on the occasion of Romania's National Anthem Day, stating that this is the moment when "we look forward with confidence and optimism to the future of our nation." "On July 29, we celebrate, as every year, the National Anthem Day, one of the national symbols that inspire our sense of solidarity and the pride of being Romanian.

Athens Introduces Additional Control Over ASF in Bulgaria and Romania

Greece has introduced a high level of vigilance and border control with Bulgaria to prevent the spread of African swine fever, the BNR said.

The Agrarian Ministry, as well as all food control services, are paying close attention to the spread of African swine fever in Bulgaria and Romania.

Caracal criminal case: Suspect Dinca's lawyer says client admitted to murdering both girls

Lawyer Alexandru Bogdan asserted that Gheorghe Dinca admitted on Sunday to his murder deeds in both 15-year-old Alexandra Macesanu case, and in the case of the 18-year-old girl Luiza Melencu who has disappeared in April 2019. "Deeds were admitted. It is about the facts already known. There are no other data. (...) It is about the two girls. He admitted to his deeds, obviously.

Fruit exports down 18.1 pct January through April 2019

Romania exported January through April of 2019 eatable fruit worth EUR 11.1 million, down by 18.1 pct as compared to last year's similar period, the data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) read. The imports saw EUR 221.1 million (minus 12.8 pct), thus resulting into a EUR 210 million deficit.

Romanian Food Chain Spartan Expands to Bulgaria

Romanian entrepreneur Stefan Mandachi is expanding his food chain Spartan abroad, investing EUR 125,000 in the chain's first unit in Bulgaria. The entrepreneur has earmarked over EUR 700,000 this year for expanding his restaurant chain, reports Romania Insider.