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Three US senators received by Chamber of Deputies chairman

Chamber of Deputies Chairman Valeriu Zgonea welcomed United States Senators John McCain, Ron Johnson and Chris Murphy at the Parliament Palance on Sunday, a release informed AGERPRES.

During the talks with his American guests, Zgonea underlined the importance of the acceleration of the US visa waiver for Romanias.

Elena Udrea elected PMP leader

Elena Udrea on Saturday was elected chairwoman of the People's Movement Party (PMP) at the ongoing PMP Congress at Parliament Palace in Bucharest, securing 742 votes in her favour, with her opponent Daniel Funeriu receiving only 209 votes.

Greece heads to World Cup after morale boosting Bolivia win

 Two headers gave Greece its only victory in four friendlies in 2014

Panayiotis Kone ended Greece's nearly four-game goalless streak in the first half and the Europeans beat Bolivia 2-1 on Friday night at New Jersey, in its last friendly before heading to Brazil for the World Cup.

Livestock Breeders Call National Protest June 16

The Union of Cattle Breeders called Friday a national protest on June 16 to express disgruntlement with institutional indifference to problems in the sector.

It announced the event after another organization representing stock breeders staged a 10-minute demonstration near the south-western town of Dupnitsa.

PSD's Geoana: Romania needs a Social Democratic presidential candidate

Senator Mircea Geoana of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), major at rule, believes Romania needs a Social Democratic candidate for this year's presidential election, and that Senate Chairman Calin Popescu-Tariceanu running on PSD endorsement will not guarantee Tariceanu winning the election.

International Theatre Festival Kicks off in Romania

Over 600,000 visitors are expected to take part at the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu, FITS, one of the most important performing arts festival in Europe.

Some 350 events are scheduled to take place in Sibiu between June 6 and 15, gathering participants from 70 countries.

PM Ponta: Romania-EC Partnership Agreement to be improved before signing

The last draft of Romania's Partnership Agreement with the European Commission is much better than the original one; the Romanian Government will take into account EC's observations and will improve the document to be signed, Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Thursday evening.

Serbia elected to chair Danube Commission

BELGRADE - Serbia will chair the Danube Commission for the next three years, Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released on Thursday.

This is yet another confirmation of Serbia's changed international position and its reputation in the international community, the release states.

PSD's Dragnea: Ponta, a 'highly credible' and 'strong' presidential candidate

Executive chairman of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea considers that party leader Victor Ponta makes a "highly credible" and "strong" candidate for President of Romania.

Dragnea said on Thursday in Botosani (northeastern Romania) that PSD won't come up with a surprise candidate in the presidential elections due this autumn.