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Austria’s Kurz says southern EU states ‘gladly take our money’

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Thursday that European Union states that have taken in many migrants and have large debts "gladly take our money," while pushing his plan for the EU to penalize countries that are lax on those issues.

EPP Sibiu Summit/Joseph Daul: We won't allow socialist, ALDE gov't actions spoil Romania's future

European democracy cannot exist without the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary, freedom and solidarity, on Thursday said in central Sibiu the Chairman of the European People's Party (EPP), Joseph Daul. We are in Sibiu also because we want to offer our support to President Iohannis, to Ludovic Orban [the National Liberal Party leader, ed.n.] and the EPP member party [PNL, ed.

Wreath laying ceremony at Monument to WWII Homeland Heroes

A wreath laying ceremony was held in observance of May 9 at the Monument to the WWII Homeland Heroes, near the "Carol I" National Defense University in Bucharest, attended by Defense Minister Gabriel Les and acting Justice Minister Ana Birchall.

Developments expected in Cyprus’ energy plans, says foreign minister

Developments are expected in the implementation of Cyprus' energy planning in the next few days, the country's Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides said on Thursday, speaking at an event to mark Europe Day in Nicosia.
Christodoulides also said Cypriot authorities will "very soon" issue the first arrest warrants for the crew of Turkey's Fatih drillship off Cyprus.

Appeal signed by 21 presidents from EU: Our common Eurpean future is on ballot

As many as 21 presidents from the European Union signed, on the occasion of Europe Day, an appeal for Europe before the European Parliament elections, informs the Presidential Administration. The elections in 2019 have special importance: you, the European citizens, are the ones who decide the path that the European Union will follow.

OTE Q1 core profit slightly down, Romania hurts

Greece's biggest telecoms operator OTE posted a 0.9 percent drop in first-quarter core profit on Thursday as weakness in Romania outweighed growth in its home market.

EU backing sought over Turkish drilling

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades are expected to seek the support of European Union leaders, especially German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, at Thursday's informal EU summit in Romania over Turkey's plans to drill for hydrocarbons in the East Mediterranean island's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Iohannis says to consider recalling ambassador Maior after informal European summit

President Klaus Iohannis said Wednesday that he will make a final decision on the requested recall of Romania's ambassador to the US George Maior after an EU summit in Sibiu. "I have seen this letter and immediately after we finish the summit I will make a decision on this issue," Iohannis said.

Proposal to recall ambassador Maior based on term assessment (ministry)

The proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) to recall Romania's ambassador to the United States George Maior has come after analysing the diplomatic mission and finding that his actions "do not allow him to credibly promote Romania's interests in the States United of America." According to a MAE press statement released Wednesday, "the recall proposal came into being as a result of th

Cyprus seeks EU backing to counter Turkey's gas drilling bid

Cyprus says it will rally support from fellow European Union countries and others to counter Turkey's bid to drill in waters where the east Mediterranean island nation has exclusive economic rights.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said Wednesday that he will outline Turkey's actions to other EU leaders at a summit in Romania.

President Iohannis, EPP's Daul attend PNL Executive Bureau convention

The Executive Bureau of the National Liberal Party (BEx PNL) convened in Sibiu on Wednesday. Also attending were Romania's President Klaus Iohannis, President of the European People's Party (EPP) Joseph Daul, and Secretary General of the EPP Antonio Lopez-Isturiz White.