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Katsouranis rejects talk of division in Greece camp

By Graham Wood

Greece vice-captain Kostas Katsouranis stressed there were no rifts in the squad ahead of the World Cup after publicly apologizing to team mate Giannis Maniatis for a public bust-up while playing for their clubs.

NEWS OF THE DAY - MAY 23

Over 18 million voters are expected on Sunday to the polls to designate the 32 representatives of Romania in the European Parliament. The election campaign will end on Saturday at 7:00 a.m., and voters can go the polls on Sunday, from 7:00 a.m. until 09:00 p.m.

TV Portrait of City 'Sewer Kids' Shames Romania

“Deep under the streets of Bucharest - in Europe, in the 21st century - there is a network of tunnels and sewers that is home to hundreds of men, women and children stricken by drug abuse HIV and TB,” a recently released Channel 4 News film (see it below) says.

World Bank green-lights budget support loan of 750 mln euros for Romania

The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group has green-lighted a budget support loan of 750 million euros to Romania, targeting the reform to strengthen public debt management, increase in quality of public expenditures, improvement in performance of state companies and the functioning of capital, real estate and energy markets.

Sibiu, best tourist destination of the year in Romania

The City of Sibiu (central Romania) was declared the best tourist destination of the year in Romania at the Excellence Awards Gala organized on Thursday evening by Hotel Tourism Leisure Investment Conference, according to a press release remitted on Friday to AGERPRES by the Sibiu Town Hall.

Romania can and must become region justice expertise provider (JusMin Cazanciuc)

Romania can and must become a provider of expertise on justice matters in the region, since it has proved it is capable of building extremely efficient institutions and implementing an entirely new legislative system, Justice Minister Robert Cazanciuc said during a visit paid to Turkey on Thursday and Friday.

Our major concern is for Romania to continue economic growth trend (Finance Minister Petrescu)

The authorities' major concern for the next time horizon is for Romania to continue its economic growth trend and the implementation of structural reforms, Minister of Public Finance Ioana Petrescu declared on Friday after the World Bank Group's Board of Directors approved a development policy loan (DPL) worth 750 million euros for Romania.

Over 50 candidates vying for 8 MP seats in May 25 parliamentary by-elections

The over 50 candidates in the race for eight seats of senators and deputies in the vacated colleges, have tried to convince the electors they deserve their vote in the May 25 Romanian parliamentary by-elections.

The election campaign for the parliamentary by-elections ends at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

Ponta: We are slowly going towards the VAT reduction in other food products

Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Timisoara (western Romania) on Thursday said that the Government wanted to expand the agri-food product range for which to reduce the value-added tax (VAT), the decision going to be made after the assessment in autumn on the effect of the VAT reduction for bread.

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