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The year 2018 is "the best in Romania's history" as regards the increase of the budget revenues, according to the figures displayed on Monday by the Public Finance Ministry (MFP), the prime minister's advisor on economic matters, Darius Valcov, asserted for the private broadcaster Romania TV.
President Klaus Iohannis stated on Monday that the existence of the National Museum of Jewish History and Holocaust is vital.
Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu met on Monday with Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani, who is paying an official visit to Romania, context in which the Romanian minister reiterated Romania's support for the accession of the Republic of Macedonia to the EU and NATO.
The European Union presidency says it will back the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to open accession talks after it reached a deal to change its name.
Romanian European Affairs Minister George Ciamba said Monday he wanted negotiations to start for FYROM in June at a meeting of EU ministers.
Romania wants to actively participate in the strengthening of the European project and aims to advance the works in the economic, financial and fiscal area, to the benefit of all member states, Public Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici stated on Monday within a meeting in Bucharest with Norway's Finance Minister Siv Jensen.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila reiterated on Monday Romania's constant support for the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Republic of Macedonia, within a meeting with Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani, a Government release informs.
The GDP and the budget revenues would have been by at least 10 per cent higher if all the state institutions had pursued Romania's interest, instead of just attempting to destabilize this ruling coalition, PSD (Social Democratic Party) leader Liviu Dragnea wrote on his Facebook page, in reply to a post regarding last year's budget revenues.
Romania is determined, as EU Council Presidency, to endorse the European Union enlargement and will support the Republic of Macedonia in this respect, Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba told a joint press conference with Macedonian Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani.
Romania closed 2018 with a general consolidated budget deficit of 2.88 percent of GDP, the same as in 2017, shows data released by the Ministry of Public Finance on Monday.
The budget deficit is thus below the target of 2.97 pct of GDP set by the authorities.
They battled with snow drifts and waded through knee-deep slush to get to their competition ground on a frozen lake in Bulgaria's southern Rhodope mountains, reports AFP.
The world's ice angling pros converged this weekend on the Shiroka Polyana lake, 1,500 metres above sea level, to face off at the 16th annual Ice Fishing World Championship.