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Invictus Romania team, officially presented; team captain: Courage means moving forward each day

Team Romania at the 2020 Invictus Games - to be attended by soldiers injured in war zones - was officially presented on Monday evening, in the presence of Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca. The minister spoke about the Invictus Games, which he said were not "a competition project." "[Invictus] is a project of what the spirit of the Romanian army means.

New Commissioners-Designate Candidates Hearings’ Will Take Place on 14 November

The Conference of Presidents (EP President and leaders of political groups) on Friday decided that the hearings of the three new Commissioners-designate will take place on 14 November.

The new Commissioners-designate candidates are Oliver Várhelyi (Hungary), Adina-Ioana Vălean (Romania) and Thierry Breton (France).

Bulgaria Becomes Part of the Common European Electricity Market

Bulgaria joins the common European electricity market, the Electricity System Operator announced. Together with Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia, Bulgaria will now be involved in unifying the electricity markets.

So far, there were 14 European countries involved in the union.

The first deliveries are planned for November 20 this year.

President Iohannis hails Romanian troops as genuine ambassadors of Romania

President Klaus Iohannis sent a message on November 11, War Zone Veterans Day, in which he hails the country's troops participating in foreign missions as genuine ambassadors of Romania. "The celebration of War Zone Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to extend our gratitude to the troops returning from war zones and to pay homage to the fallen heroes servicing under Romania's banner.

#2019PresidentialElection/Ciolos-Barna: USR PLUS Alliance endorses Iohannis in second round of elections

The Save Romania Union-PLUS Alliance will endorse Klaus Iohannis in the second round of elections, co-chairs of the two parties Dacian Ciolos and Dan Barna have announced on Monday. "I believe there is no surprise that our support goes to Klaus Iohannis. I hope we get the chance, in the next period, to strengthen this support, to have a discussion with Mr.

#2019PresidentialElection/Provisional results after vote count in all stations in Romania: Iohannis-36.66%, Dancila-23.79%

Klaus Iohannis is ranking first in the first round of the November 10 presidential election, with 36.66%, according to the provisional results after counting the ballots cast in all the 18,748 polling stations in Romania. According to the data provided by the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP), out of the 8,546,545 valid votes cast, the PNL candidate garnered 3,132,888 votes.

President Iohannis Wins First Round of Romanian Election

With 99.9 percent of the ballots counted on Monday morning, incumbent President Klaus Iohannis, from the National Liberal Party, PNL, came out on top with 36.6 per cent of the votes in the first round of the Romanian presidential elections.

Social Democratic Party, PSD candidate Viorica Dancila came second with 23.7 per cent, and will now face Iohannis in a run-off on November 24.

Romania's foreign trade deficit widens by almost 2.1bln euros after 9 months, to over 12bln euros

The deficit in Romania's FOB /CIF trade balance reached 12.045 billion euros in the first nine months of 2019, higher by 2.089 billion euros y-o-y, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Monday. According to INS, in the first nine months of 2019, the FOB exports amounted to 51846.7 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 63891.7 million euro.

#2019PresidentialElection/Dancila: I believe we made a communication mistake with diaspora; opponens spoke, we took measures

Social Democrat candidate in the presidential election Viorica Dancila believes that the Social Democratic Party (PSD) made a mistake in terms of communication with the diaspora, in the context in which her opponents have only said that Romanians from abroad must come home, while PSD took concrete measures for this thing to happen.

#2019PresidentialElection/Paleologu: Result, very good for rebuilding right-wing

The People's Movement Party (PMP) candidate in the presidential elections, Theodor Paleologu, described the result obtained by him, according to the first exit-polls, as a very good one for re-establishing the right and center politics in Romania. "The result is good, in the context in which we had no debates in the campaign, we had a Government crisis.