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PM Orban: PNL, in favour of calling early elections

The National Liberal Party (PNL) is in favor of calling early elections, a context in which a commission made up of party leaders will investigate the real possibilities to carry them out and will hold exploratory discussions with all political partners to find out their stance on the matter, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, the PNL chairperson, stated on Monday, after the Liberals' Executive Comm

Romania Arrests Suspected Defacer of Hungarian Road Signs

Romanian police have arrested a 30-year-old man from Bacau County in northeast Romania for defacing Hungarian-language signs in four towns in neighbouring Harghita County, the Romanian news agency Mediafax reported on Monday.

Ethnic Hungarians account for 85 per cent of the population in Harghita County, and the vandalism of the signs had caused local tensions.

Tennis: Simona Halep advances to 3rd spot in WTA ranking

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep has climbed one spot advancing to the third position in the world ranking of professional tennis players (Women's Tennis Association - WTA), released on Monday.

Russia begins TurkStream gas flows to Greece, North Macedonia

Russia has started European gas deliveries through the new TurkStream pipeline to Turkey, Bulgaria's Bulgartransgaz said on Sunday, as Moscow looks to reduce shipments via Ukraine.

Russia is building TurkStream and doubling the capacity of NordStream across the Baltic Sea to Germany as part of plans to bypass Ukraine in its gas deliveries to Europe.

PM Orban to meet European and NATO leaders in Brussels

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban will be paying a working visit to Brussels, Tuesday through Thursday, and will meet European and NATO officials, according to a Government release.

Russian begins gas flows to Europe via TurkStream

Russia has started European gas deliveries through the new TurkStream pipeline to Turkey, Bulgaria's Bulgartransgaz said on Jan. 5, as Moscow looks to reduce shipments via Ukraine.

Russia is building TurkStream and doubling the capacity of NordStream across the Baltic Sea to Germany as part of plans to bypass Ukraine in its gas deliveries to Europe.

Typing DNA Romanian start-up gets 7-million-USD funding from several funds

TypingDNA Romanian cybersecurity start-up received a total investment worth 7 million USD in a new Series A round, led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI investment fund, with the participation of GapMinder Ventures and Techstars Ventures, alongside other investors from previous rounds, according to a release of GapMinder fund, which invested 1.2 million USD in this new round.

3.2 Richter scale degree earthquake on Sunday morning in Vrancea County

A 3.2 Richter scale degree earthquake occurred on Sunday morning at 4:58, Romania's time, in the Vrancea seismic area, Vrancea County, according to the information released on the website of the National Institute of Research and Development for Earth Physics (INCDFP). The earthquake occurred at a 99-km depth.

Bulgarians Don't Eat-Out Much

In 2018, households in the European Union (EU) spent over €600 bn (equivalent to 3.8% of EU GDP) on 'catering services', i.e. restaurants, cafés, canteens, and the like, Eurostat reported.

Household expenditure on catering services represents 7.0% of their total consumption expenditure.

President Iohannis on a working visit to the land of Bavaria

President Klaus Iohannis will travel on Tuesday to the land of Bavaria for a working visit during which he is scheduled to meet with the German land's Minister-President and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), Markus Söder, the Presidential Administration informs.

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