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Museum in honor of former President Süleyman Demirel opens

The Süleyman Demirel Democracy and Development Museum, founded in honor of former Turkish President Süleymen Demirel in the province of Isparta, was opened on Oct. 26, in a ceremony attended by a large number of domestic and international politicians:

Candidate Calin Popescu Tariceanu: Presidential office is no joke, no place for on-the-job training

In an interview to AGERPRES, Senate Chairman Calin Popescu Tariceanu, an independent presidential candidate in the November 2 presidential election, talks about his project called 'Romania, Europe's Seventh Economic Power,' arguing that the coalescence of the decision makers around a national project is lacking, with the political class being many times out of touch with the publi

AgriMin Constantin announces bluetongue disease vaccine campaign in 2015

Romania will carry out a bluetongue disease vaccine campaign in 2015, Agriculture Minister Daniel Constatin announced on Sunday at the public television TVR. He also mentioned short-term diplomatic efforts to convince foreign countries not to block imports from Romania.

President Basescu receives Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

President Traian Basescu received on Saturday at the Cotroceni Palace Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, who was visiting Romania on the day of St. Demetrius the New, the patron saint of Bucharest. Romanian Orthodox Patriarch Daniel, accompanying Patriarch Theophilos, was also the president's guest.

PER's Branza: Romania today looks like a broken family

Presidential candidate of the Romanian Green Party (PER) William Branza said Saturday in Targu-Jiu, southern Romania, that Romania today looks like a broken family, given that very many Romanians have moved out overseas and left their families behind.

ACL candidate Iohannis wants to change parliamentary election legislation

Presidential hopeful of the Christian Liberal Alliance (ACL) Klaus Iohannis, told an election rally on Saturday in Cluj-Napoca, central Romania, that if he wins the office of Romania's president he will take action to change the parliamentary election legislation.

MAE condemning terrorist attacks in Sinai Peninsula

Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE) is firmly condemning two terror attacks that occurred on October 24 in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that killed Egyptian soldiers and left many injured.

Ivanovic finishes appearance in Singapore with victory

SINGAPORE - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic has defeated Romania's Simona Halep 7(9)-6 3-6 6-3 at the WTA season's final tournament in Singapore, but is out of the tournament because she needed to win 2-0 in order to move through.

This was Ivanovic's 2nd victory in Red Group, but it was not enough to be among the top 4 players. For that, she needed deny Halep any sets.

Ponta: Competitors, especially Iohannis, wrongfully feel DNA will win the election for them

Prime Minister Victor Ponta, the presidential candidate of the alliance of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the National Union for Romania's Progress (UNPR) and the Conservative Party (PC), said Friday in Targoviste that he cannot comment on more than 100 persons being brought to the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) for testimonies, but he can make a political remark t

JusMin Cazanciuc states judiciary is a campaign theme

Minister of Justice, Robert Cazanciuc has stated on Friday that the judiciary is, "unfortunately", an electoral campaign theme, and approaching particular cases in this context will not bring the solutions necessary for the judiciary system.

INTERVIEW Gheorghe Funar: I only have one-way ticket to Bucharest, I'm going to Cotroceni

The independent candidate for Presidency, Gheorghe Funar is keen to modify radically the fundamental law of Romania, in case he will get to the Cotroceni presidential Palace, after November elections.

He says in a interview with AGERPRES that he will run the country through referendums and will strengthen the president's attributions.


Italy's Saliani: I want foreigners to know Romanians are valuable people

One single visit to Bucharest was enough for an Italian lawyer to want to settle in Romania forever. People, places and love are the main reasons why the Italian, settled in the commune of Islaz, has chosen Romania to be his adoptive country.