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Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Feb. 16 attended NATO meetings in Brussels amid a crisis between the Alliance and Russia over the latter's military build-up in eastern Ukraine. Akar also had a bilateral meeting with his Greek counterpart after a fresh debate between the two neighbors over the status of the Aegean islands.
Romanian organised crime prosecutors on Tuesday asked for lenient sentences after the heads of corporate intelligence company Black Cube - Dan Zorella, Avi Yanus and Gal Farchi - admitted spying on the chief prosecutor at Romania's National Anti-Corruption Directorate, Laura Kovesi, who has since taken the helm at the European Public Prosecutor's Office.
Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Sunday on TV that Romania wants to resume negotiations on the treasure it sent to Moscow for safekeeping during World War I in 1916 and which was never returned.
The hoard of almost 94 tonnes of gold coins, jewels and art objects has been a source of friction for a decade.