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Romanians Unite to Save Silver Screens

Twenty-five years ago, cinemas graced almost every town in Romania. Now the country has the smallest numbers of cinemas per head of the population in Europe: less than 50 for a country of 19.5 million inhabitants. More than 400 have closed down since 1990.

Supreme Court: MP Draghici sent to court

MP Sonia Maria Draghici has been referred to the court by prosecutors with the Supreme Court of Justice and Cassation for conflict of interest.

Romania can help Serbia's reform agenda

BELGRADE - Romania could be of great assistance to Serbia and its administration in the implementation of vital reforms, Tanja Miscevic, head of negotiating team in Serbia's EU accession talks, and former Romania's chief negotiator in EU talks Vasile Puscas agreed during a meeting they had in Belgrade on Monday.

Bulgaria's EU Imports Record 6.1% Increase in Q1 2014

In the period January-March 2014 Bulgarian exports to the EU increased by 0.1% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year and amounted to BGN 6.2B.

Communication may improve voter interest in EU elections, analysts say

Communication may improve voter interest in EU elections, analysts say

Analysts debate what the Union can do to engage Balkan voters.

Turnout in EU Parliament elections can be increased through better communication with citizens, analysts said, after statistics showed that most voters chose not to cast ballots last month.

ForMin Corlatean points out Romania's role in NATO to US Senators

Foreign Affairs Minister Titus Corlatean met a US Congress delegation on Sunday; he pointed out to Senators John McCain, Ron Johnson and Christopher Murphy the political relevance of the Romania-US Strategic Partnership on the regional level, and the importance of Romania's position on NATO's eastern flank, within the current security context.

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.