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AG Lazar denies any employment ties to late Securitate political police

Romania's Attorney General Augustin Lazar said on Monday he is neither a commissioned, nor a non-commissioned officer or informer of the late Securitate political police or any other secret service. He told a news conference that he wanted to make a series of remarks out of respect to his colleagues and to truth, a value he said has always guided his life and professional activity.

Two Greeks selected for Balkan journalism fellowship

Two Greek reporters have made it on the list of 10 journalists selected to receive a fellowship from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), which will allow them to tackle in-depth features on the subject of freedom over the next year. FAC meeting in Luxembourg discusses Eastern Partnership, Afghanistan

Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu attended a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Luxembourg on Monday, where current issues on the foreign policy agenda, such as the Eastern Partnership and the situation in Afghanistan, were discussed, according to a press statement released by the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE).

USR: Victims of December 1989 revolution need justice

The Save Romania Union (USR) hailed the conclusion of the investigation into the Revolution file by the military prosecutors and believes that, after almost 30 years since the death of more than one thousand Romanians and injury of more thousands, the justice system finally has the opportunity to do justice to victims and their families.

Former PM Roman critcises AG Lazar for speaking for 1989 Revolition

Romania's Attorney General Augustin Lazar "had no business" speaking up in the December 1989 Revolution court case, former PM Petre Roman told AGERPRES on Monday, adding that this file is very important for all those who are victims or relatives of the victims of those days and who have the absolute right to "get this cause of theirs illuminated." He voiced "surprise, disappointment and even in

President Iohannis: April 8 will be a true celebration day when Roma empowerment yields expected fruits

President Klaus Iohannis sent a message on Monday on the occasion of the International Roma Day and of Romania marking Roma Ethnics Day, pointing out that this will be a true celebration day "when the economic, social and cultural empowerment of the Roma will yield the expected fruits." "On the occasion of Roma Ethnics Day, I give my salute to the members of the Roma community in our country.

Romania women's football team trashes Malta 5-0 in friendly

Bucharest, April 7 /Agerpres/ - Romania women's football team trashed Malta 5-0 (3-0) on Sunday at the Mogosoaia National Football Center in a friendly. The goals were scored by Stefania Vatafu, Cosmina Dusa and Florentina Olar, according to the Romanian Football Federation (FRF) site. On Friday, Romania won the first friendly 2-0, through the goals scored by Ioana Balceanu and Maria Ficzay.

Dancila: Government I lead has assumed responsibly its obligations in NATO

Bucharest, April 7 /Agerpres/ - The Government of Romania has assumed responsibly its obligations in NATO, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Sunday at a military ceremony organized at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense, at the 15th anniversary of Romania's NATO accession and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the North Atlantic Alliance.

Minister-delegate for European Affairs Ciamba meets members of Atlantic Council

Minister-delegate for European Affairs, George Ciamba, on Saturday had a meeting in Washington with members of the Atlantic Council, an organization that promotes the strengthening of the Transatlantic relations, on which occasion he talked about the need to agree on a set of definitions for important phenomena, to help avoiding that gaps between the EU and the US become deeper.