Council of the European Union

DefMin Les: Aviation Day - occasion to remember those who devoted their life to flight

The Day of Romanian Aviation and Air Force represents an occasion to remember those who devoted their life to flight, National Defence Minister Gabriel Les told the event organised on Saturday at the Air Heroes' Monument, in Aviators' Square.

Interviews start at Justice Ministry of candidates for European prosecutor; two candidates drop out

A panel headed by Justice Minister Ana Birchall on Tuesday started interviews with Romanian candidates vying for the office of the European prosecutor. In the beginning of the meeting, streamed live on the website of the justice minister, the withdrawal of two candidates, Razvan Horatiu Radu and Nicoleta Nolden, was announced.

Orban: PNL intensifies lobbying for resuming procedure to designate EU Chief Prosecutor

The National Liberal party (PNL) MEPs will intensify the lobbying for resuming the procedure of appointing the EU Chief Prosecutor, given that the odds of the Romanian candidate to this position - Laura Codruta Kovesi - have improved, the Liberals' leader, Ludovic Orban, said on Monday.

Daea: We closed 11 files in agriculture, fishery; most important for Romania - unfair commercial practices

Romania has closed 11 files in the field of agriculture, rural development and fisheries in the six months in which it held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, compared to four as originally proposed, and the most important file for the country was the one on unfair commercial practices, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Petre Daea told AGERPRES.

PM Dancila meets Commissioner Hahn in Brussels to discuss current EU foreign affairs

Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila had a meeting in Brussels on Thursday with European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn to discuss current EU foreign affairs at the end of Romania's six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union.

President Iohannis says Romania fares better than expected holding EU Council Presidency

President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday that the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union concluded 90 legislative files, showing that most people expected Romania to be in between somewhere. "I don't know if it is good to speak about a legacy, you cannot create a legacy in six months, that's an illusion. But you can do a decent work in six months.

PM Dancila says Romania's tenure at EU Council's helm, successful

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said Thursday that the Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union is nearing its end, and the country has successfully fulfilled its mandate and objectives. "The Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union is approaching its end. The forthcoming Finnish presidency has already taken over the majority of the European Council's formats.

EU Council 'deplores' lack of response from Ankara over calls to cease Cyprus drilling

The Council of the European Union has expressed "serious concerns over Turkey's current illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and deplores that Turkey has not yet responded to the European Union's repeated calls to cease such activities."