Latest News from Romania
Swimmer David Popovici and gymnasts Silviana Sfiringu and Ioana Stanciulescu have won new medals for Romania in the 6th day of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2019 in Baku.
President Klaus Iohannis announced that he will request a comprehensive investigation in the meeting of Romania's Supreme Council of Defense (CSAT), due next Tuesday, the way things were handled in the case of the teenage girl killed in southern Caracal, pointing out that should it be proven that wrong or delayed action has been taken, the guilty will have to be severely punished.
Romania's Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said the country's economy need one million workers, Romanian media reported.
At a conference in Bucharest dedicated to the employment situation in Romania, the Minister noted that about 5 million Romanians have gone abroad and there are also many who work in black market.
The unearthing by a team with the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania (INSHR) of a new mass grave in the Vulturi forest of the Popricani commune in the northeastern County of Iasi is an additional argument that the Holocaust existed in Romania, on Friday said the head of the INSHR, Alexandru Florian.
President Klaus Iohannis signed on Friday the decree for the decoration of tennis player Simona Halep with the National Order "Romania's Star," in rank of Knight, with the decoration ceremony scheduled to take place on Tuesday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.
The Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) will have its own candidate to run for president, Union leader Kelemen Hunor stated on Friday, mentioning that he will be designated on 28 August, but adding that he isn't keen of "necessarily" being the candidate. "We will have a candidate to run for president in 2019, too, just as we have had ever since 1996.
Foreign Affairs Minister Ramona Manescu said on Thursday that Romania's accession to Schengen remains a priority of the Romanian diplomacy. "Evoking the period when I was MEP, I can certainly tell you that (...) all the time both [the European] Parliament and the Commission said Romania was prepared to join Schengen, from a technical and logistical point of view.
Romanian swimmer David Popovici won the silver medal on Thursday in the men's 50m freestyle event, while judoka Alexandra-Maria Pasca won the bronze in the girls' 52kg category at the 2019 Youth Summer Olympic Festival (FOTE) in Baku. Popovici, a 100m freestyle gold medallist, clocked in at 23.03, arriving after the Polish Mateusz Chowaniec, 22.91.
Romania's Foreign Minister Ramona Manescu is urging Romanians abroad to register with the voting lists, showing that taking space under lease for polling stations that were very crowded in the May 26 European elections is a working option.
Romania's Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) will convene on Tuesday, July 30, in sitting, official sources told AGERPRES. The meeting, to be chaired by President Klaus Iohannis, will take place from 13:00 hrs.