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Deputy PM Fifor, US Ambassador Klemm discuss topical issues on bilateral agenda

Deputy Prime Minister Mihai Fifor announced on Thursday that he had a meeting with US Ambassador in Bucharest Hans Klemm, during which they tackled topical issues on the bilateral agenda, with an emphasis on concrete development opportunities of the profile of the Strategic Partnership with the US. "Today, I had a meeting with Ambassador Hans Klemm, at Romania's Government headquarters.

Romania asks France for support to join Schengen Area

Romania has sent to France and French investors a request for support for its accession to the visa-free Schengen area, which would lead to a substantial reduction in the costs on companies and citizens, Romanian Minister for Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship Stefan-Radu Oprea said Thursday.

ICR: "Oedipe Redux" - Enescu's opera re-envisioned in jazz key at Europalia Arts Festival

The "Oedipe Redux" project, a contemporary "re-envision" in a jazz key of Enescu's masterpiece, created by Romanian artist Lucian Ban and US violinist Mat Maneri, will be performed at the Europalia International Arts Festival, in a tour including five opera concerts in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, between 19-29 November 2019.

Minister Taneva: The Outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Bulgaria Are already 26

The meeting of President Rumen Radev with the Chairman of the Epizootic Council at the Council of Ministers and Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev, the Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva, her Deputy Janko Ivanov, the Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov, the Interior Minister Mladen Marinov, the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Iliev and experts on African swine fever in Bul

State of Emergency Declared in Silistra Because of African Swine Fever

From July 31 to Monday, August 5, a state of emergency was declared in the Northern Bulgarian region of Silistra because of a confirmed case of African Swine Fever in a pig-breeding farm in the village of Popina. The Regional Food Safety Directorate will organize a 12-hour inspection at slaughterhouses in Dulovo, Tutrakan, and Sitovo in the area.

Resolute Castle 19 multinational exercise ends at Cincu

Resolute Castle 19 multinational exercise ended on Wednesday, at the Cincu military base, in Brasov County, with a ceremony at the headquarters of the Getica National Joint Training Centre.

Pressure Mounts on Romania Govt Over Teen’s Murder

The tardy response of the police in Romania to the distress calls of murdered teen Alexandra Macesanu continues to unleash a wave of indignation and political strife in the country - which some say echoes the response to a deadly nightclub fire in Bucharest in 2015.

PM Dancila suggests complex assessment of citizens defenders' professionalism

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Tuesday at the Interior Ministry that a complex assessment of the professionalism of those who are involved in defending the citizens is needed, given the recent Caracal tragedy, mentioning that she discussed with the heads of the MAI armed forces branches measures that are required as well as what needs to be done to prevent such things from happening aga

Deputy PM Fifor proposed as interim IntMin (sources)

Deputy Prime Minister Mihai Fifor was proposed by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to take over the interim Interior Minister office, Social-Democrat sources told AGERPRES on Tuesday. Nicolae Moga announced on Tuesday that he resigned from the helm of the Interior Ministry.

CSAT meeting ends

Romania's Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) meeting concluded on Tuesday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace after almost two hours of discussions.

Romanian Interior Minister Resigns Over Murdered Teenager Case

Interior Minister Nicolae Moga stepped down on Tuesday amid a storm of criticism of the slow response to the distress calls made to the police emergency number by Alexandra Macesanu, the 15-year-old who was raped and killed last week in Romania.

Wimbledon champ Halep says she would like to play a match with President Iohannis

2019 Wimbledon Open women's singles champion Simona Halep, who was decorated on Tuesday by Romania's President Klaus Iohannis with the 'Star of Romania' in rank of Knight, said after the award ceremony that he she would like to play a tennis match with Iohannis. "I would like to play a match with Mr President, I have not done it yet, but why not?!