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ForMin Aurescu: Romania supports increased NATO role in Middle East and in combating terrorism

Romania supports an increased role of NATO in the Middle East region and in combating terrorism, stated, on Friday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu in Brussels, before the extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, called by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The agenda of the meeting features the situation in Iran and Iraq.

EU Households Spend over €1.1 Trillion on Transport

In 2018, households in the European Union (EU) spent 13.2% of their total consumption expenditure on transport. This represents a total expenditure of over €1.1 trillion, equivalent to 7.2% of the EU's GDP or €2 220 per EU inhabitant, Erostat data showed.

PM Orban, President Iohannis say early elections, best for Romania

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced on Friday having decided with President Klaus Iohannis that holding early elections will be the best solution now for Romania. "The President of Romania and I have decided that it is best for Romania to hold early elections.

Democracy Digest: Key Dates for Your Diary in 2020


Croatia is due to hold a general election at some point in 2020, possibly in late autumn.

The European Commission and European Parliament will establish the so-called Conference on the Future of Europe, a political body aimed at engaging EU citizens to reform democracy in 2020-2022. It is expected to be up and running in the second half of the year.


Three Earthquakes Registered in Romania for the past Hours

Three earthquakes were reported in Romania last night, according to BTA, Gandul daily.

The first 2.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km at 00.01 Romanian (and Bulgarian) time in the city of Brasov. 

President Iohannis deems budget good enough to promulgate; party subsidies decrease

President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday about an amendment to the Budget Law under which the Pro Romania party receives public subsidies that he considered the piece of legislation good enough to be promulgated. "Promulgation is not possible with objections. It is something that is either done or not done.

Iohannis: Romania's interests not affected by aggravation of security situation in Middle East

Romania's interests were not affected by the aggravation of the security situation in the Middle East, stated on Thursday, in a press statement at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, President Klaus Iohannis. "In the past days we have observed the aggravation of the security situation in the Middle East, which affects especially the stability in Iraq and in the region.

PM Orban: Romania has met all requirements for accession to Schengen

Romania has met all the requirements for accession to Schengen, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban told a press conference held at the headquarters of the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union on Thursday. He had earlier met the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. "We have approached the Schengen issue.

Orban:It's important that Romania benefit from EU budget allotment taking into account existing realities

AGERPRES special correspondent Dana Piciu reports: Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has stated on Thursday that it is important that Romania benefit from an allocation of the EU budget which takes into account the existing realities. "At the meeting with the European Commission President we approached several topics, firstly the EU budget. I reiterated our views regarding the budget.

PM Orban's last day of working visit to Brussels; to meet EC President and NATO Secretary General

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Thursday, the last day of his working visit to Brussels, has scheduled meetings with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. In the first half of the day, Orban will have talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, followed by joint press statements.